All posts tagged: legacy

When making friends means being exploited

Life / Writing

<p class="has-drop-cap">I remember one scene particularly well: It was in Ms. Brown’s biology class, and it must have been Year 9, because I didn’t have a class with her before then, but Simon wasn’t in my class afterwards. </p> <p class="has-background has-cyan-bluish-gray-background-color">This is part three of my ongoing project to write out my personal history in an effort to untangle the emotional history and stressors of my life.</p><p> <a href="https://leoji.blog/2018/10/07/when-making-friends-means-being-exploited/" class="read-more">▸ Read more. <span class="screen-reader-text"> “When making friends means being exploited”</span></a></p>

My first trip to CAPS, then the ER

LGBTQ / Life / Writing

<p>“Hi, my name is Leo. I’m a student at Northwestern University. And I suffer from serious depression-like symptoms.”</p> <p class="has-background has-cyan-bluish-gray-background-color">This is part two of my ongoing project to write out my personal history in an effort to untangle the emotional history and stressors of my life.</p><p> <a href="https://leoji.blog/2018/10/02/my-first-trip-to-caps-then-the-er/" class="read-more">▸ Read more. <span class="screen-reader-text"> “My first trip to CAPS, then the ER”</span></a></p>

Three, two, one: What do I do when I fall in love with another boy?

LGBTQ / Life / Writing

<p>I was 13 when I first thought about killing myself.</p> <p>I know it was that age only because I remember a specific detail that couldn’t have occurred when I got any older. After my sister, Lisa, moved to college when I was 14, I left the bedroom at the back of our third-floor 3-bedroom apartment, overlooking the fence, and into the larger bedroom that used to be hers.</p><p> <a href="https://leoji.blog/2018/09/29/three-two-one-what-do-i-do-when-i-fall-in-love-with-another-boy/" class="read-more">▸ Read more. <span class="screen-reader-text"> “Three, two, one: What do I do when I fall in love with another boy?”</span></a></p>