hope

Here's to you, Jamie Tworkowski

ince i bought that first TWLOHA shirt, i've bought over a dozen more. i'm an English Writing Major, a firm believer in the power of words, and a continued TWLOHA supporter. This semester i got to combine those things and write an analysis of the TWLOHA community by using the #TWLOHA10 response cards and spending a lot of time on social media. i looked at social media interactions and filled out response cards to examine what the TWLOHA community values. Nine pages and a lot of hours later, an essay happened that i hope reflects what the community is. 

Here's to you, Jamie Tworkowski

Thanksgiving

My most recent memories of Thanksgiving are not ones of joy. i approach the holidays hesitant to embrace them because they never feel good for me. i never fall asleep the night of Thanksgiving or Christmas feeling very joyful or whatever we’re supposed to feel. Maybe you have never experienced the weight that the holidays can bring and if so, i am so thankful for you. But, if you’re like me, i want you to know that you are not alone tonight. 

Thanksgiving