Category: Read When Safe

New Category: Read When Safe

Quick announcement/explanation of something you’re going to be seeing from now on. Sometimes I read books that are pretty messed up. Because I have a mental illness myself, I have always liked reading about other people with mental illnesses, or people who have gone through traumas. Maybe ‘like’ isn’t the right word, that makes it

Sylvia Plath: The Bell Jar

READ WHEN SAFE The Bell Jar¬†chronicles the crack-up of Esther Greenwood: brilliant, beautiful, enormously talented, and successful, but slowly going under – maybe for the last time. Sylvia Plath masterfully draws the reader into Esther’s breakdown with such intensity that Esther’s insanity becomes completely real and even rational, as probable and accessible an experience as

Nikki Dubose: Washed Away

READ WHEN SAFE Trigger Warning:  eating disorders, rape, domestic violence, sexual abuse, addiction, self harm, mental illness, obsessive behavior Washed Away: From Darkness to Light is a memoir that recounts the experiences of model Nikki DuBose as she overcomes a more than seventeen-year battle with abuse, child sexual victimization, eating disorders, psychosis, alcoholism, drugs, depression,

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