Stop Calling Me Brave!

Stop Calling Me Brave!

I am so sick and tired of people telling me how courageous I am.  Every time I open up about my brain illnesses in my writing, I get a barrage of feel-good comments from people who are “so proud” of me for sharing my story. Look, I appreciate that people are proud of me. I […]

Dear Ariana

Dear Ariana

Dear Ariana, I want to thank you for something you’re doing. But it wouldn’t make sense without me explaining a little about myself first. My name is Aaron. I’m 27 years old and I’m a sports writer and freelance music journalist. I’m a son, a brother, a cousin, a loyal friend, a creative writer, and […]

TheStudio:JAX Update

There has been a lot of talk about TheStudio:JAX recently. It’s an idea I (Carmen) came up with over a year ago. Check out the first sketch done of TheStudio:JAX on March 2nd, 2017 (very rough draft in my notebook!) 1 year and 3 months… That’s how long I’ve been working on breathing life into […]

Prescribed Expression

Prescribed Expression

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and I Still Matter was asked by the library to be a part of their healing arts awareness exhibit titled “Prescribed Expression”. The work of Inside Out contributing artists will be exhibited between May 2nd – July 22nd. “Inside Out” is also included as part of the exhibit and […]