Archives for July 21, 2016

“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.