Category Archive: Personal Ramblings

The New Year.

Is it cliche to say that with this new year, I hope to be a new me? Probably. It seems more cliche writing it down. I’ve never been one for huge, drunken New… Continue reading

The Holidays.

Over the last couple of years, the holidays have been tough for me emotionally. The dark days combined with family troubles and mental illness have meant that I no longer love this time… Continue reading

Travel.

Over the course of their existence, planes, trains, and cars have been getting more affordable. Because of that and many other factors, traveling the world has been more accessible than ever! Rather than… Continue reading

Gender Troubles and Coming Out.

On October 11th of each year, National Coming Out Day is celebrated. Countless people use the day to celebrate coming out of the closet and remember that coming out is so brave. Being… Continue reading

Where I’ve Been and Hope to Go

ContagiousQueer was a project started in the summer of 2013 as a way for me (Charlie) to be angry while also learning more about the world. It started as a way to learn… Continue reading

Exercise and Body Positivity

It surprises a lot of people but I was actually really active as a kid and I’m still pretty active nowadays. When I was in middle and high school, I did all sorts… Continue reading

Surviving Depression and Anxiety.

Growing up, autumn was my favorite season. That time of the year still holds a very special place in my heart, as I love Halloween and the whole aesthetic of the season too… Continue reading

Accepting Myself.

So to start this story, there’s a tiny café that I love going to. It’s nearby, locally owned, the people working there are nice, and the coffee is great. As the days have… Continue reading

Self Care.

Over the past years, I’ve done a lot of reading about self-care and mental health, largely out of this intense desire to find the right words to describe my own experiences with depression… Continue reading

These are some of my favorite things in 2017

This year, like 2016, seemed like a continuous garbage fire (and in some places, there were actual fires…). It’s been hard to stay strong, to be positive about the kind of future we… Continue reading