Finding Catharsis in Nicole Dollanganger’s “Angels of Porn II”

Content warning for mentions of sexual assault, eating disorders, and some personal PTSD experiences involving intrusive thoughts and panic attacks. I know I am having a bad mental health day when I get the song “Angels of Porn II” stuck in my head. Panic will start to bubble up, clawing beneath my skin with a … Continue reading Finding Catharsis in Nicole Dollanganger’s “Angels of Porn II”

Having trauma doesn’t mean you can only consume mild, boneless art.

“The most important thing becomes control. Engaging with it on your own terms. Anything to not feel helpless.” – Daisy Tonner, The Magnus Archives Content warning for mentions of violence, sexual assault, and some personal PTSD experiences involving dissociation and panic attacks. Despite being a sexual assault victim, and despite being someone who struggled with … Continue reading Having trauma doesn’t mean you can only consume mild, boneless art.

The thrilling story of Jenn trying to monetize her writing, and then hating the act of writing

Holy shit, does writing become less fun when you’re doing it for WORK. Especially when you have absolutely no creative control. Every client would say they accepted pitches, and I’d pitch something that seemed to fit their site, and they’d veto it pretty much immediately. Which, hey, fine, but like – don’t pretend you’re giving me a say! Just give me my assignment, pay me my meager fee, and move on!