Archives for July 2016

I just want them to know they didn’t break me

It’s the 30th anniversary of Pretty in Pink, one of my favorite movies ever and a movie that gave me a motto that still holds true today. 

Forever Pretty in Pink. 

“I’m fine,” She Lied – Part IDGAF

Before I continue my series on the struggle of my mental health, I have something to say loud and clear. 

I’ve been blogging here, on previous versions of this site called Scraps & Lagniappe, and other sites for 14 years. 

14 years, bitchachos! 

No one is going to stop me from writing my truth. I’ve been writing since middle school. I was published in a national magazine at 18. I wrote for my hometown newspaper my senior year of high school. 

I’m going to keep writing and nothing anyone says will tear me down. Yes, I have a mental illness. I may be down for a day or days or weeks, but I won’t stay down. You can hurt my feelings, but you know what? I have the courage to write. 

So, this is what I have to say: maybe you know me in real life, maybe you know me on Facebook, maybe you’re a friend of a friend and you don’t know me, maybe you don’t know me at all and saying something about me doesn’t mean anything to you because you DON’T KNOW ME. For the most part, my blog readers are and have always been Internet Strangers and they have been kinder than others. That’s hard to imagine, isn’t it? But true. And thank you. 

So, here it is in a nutshell: you don’t have to read my blog. Because it’s mine. It will go on with or without you. 

In other words, bitch, don’t join my fan club. 

I’m Kerry. And this is me not giving AF. 

Gloves: Off 

Before I continue with my “I’m fine” series, I’m saying it again (or, rather, I’m letting Faye Dunaway as my hero, Joan Crawford, say it for me: Don’t fuck with me, fellas. This ain’t my first time at the rodeo. 

Something difficult 

Yes, I know I’ve left my Dear Readers waiting, but I have a good reason. I have had something traumatic happen and I need to take a break, but I will be back very soon. I promise. And I never break promises. 

And if we’re friends on Facebook, yes, I’m putting on a brave face. But that’s what brave faces are for.