“We are so customed to disguise ourselves to others that, in the end, we become disguised to ourselves.”

Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch

At the start of this past decade, my family as I knew it, disintegrated. Mental health crises ravaged my immediate family nearly taking the life of one…

This Thanksgiving feels like a game of freeze-tag gone wrong. In the few days I ever get off of work throughout the year, I always look forward to being with friends and family. But today, it’s just me and Lady. I hung my Christmas decorations up earlier than normal because…

Ashley Vanorny

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