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The Virago

Depression is for White People

Making space for melanin in our conversations about mental health

Photo by Paola Chaaya on Unsplash

I tried to hide under my weighted blanket, but my cats found me like they do every morning. The game is hide and seek, and they are faithful players. My boy cat stands on top of me and sniffs as if detecting the scent of my sleepy self for the first time. My girl cat meets my eyes before swatting me in…

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Divorced, biracial woman | 23 going on 65 | Editor for Out of the Woods | I write to heal myself and others | Support me at https://ko-fi.com/aashaanna