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Author: Chanel M.

Just a girl lost in a daydream who is trying her best to color inside of the lines like everyone else, but is finding the act of smearing watercolor outside of the lines much, much more enjoyable.

A Love Named Josh (Part 3)

Accepting oneself is difficult. Coming out as gay in a world that does not accept you can make this process even harder. Join me for Part 3 of my letter to a man who knows this firsthand.

A Love Named Josh (Part 1)

Coming out as gay is hard. Coming out as a gay man to the woman you love is even harder. This is a letter for a man I will always love… even though it became too confusing for him to continue loving me back.

The Phone Call/Let No Man Judge Us

Today’s post serves as a good reminder of what can happen when we waste time worrying about what others think about us. We are greater than the opinions and potential criticisms of others.

My Stalker & Me

An inside look at one person’s ongoing experience with depression.

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Is it enough? Am I enough? Will this ever be alright?

25 to Life

I love you like the pain I feel when I get sad. Before I reminisce about the love we had.

My Beautiful Twin

Mirror, mirror on the wall–You say I’m fairest of them all. But if it’s so, then may I ask: Why my sole friend’s this old cracked glass?

L Stands For Luminol

In the damp cell of life, I serve my time and think of you. Your silenced lips now haunt me. If only I’d known what I’d do.


Bloodied heart. Wasted dreams. I just can’t shake this love, no matter how much pain it brings.


I dream of you often, dear fragment of my imagination. I long for you still, so I’m burdened by this hopeful frustration…