In Honor of PTSD Awareness Month

In honor of June being PTSD Awareness Month, I had the amazing opportunity to talk with Taylor, a former college dorm mate and the creator of the Beyond Our Cells podcast. Inspired by her own life with sickle cell, the podcast highlights those living outside the limitations and experiences of their health conditions. Despite not…

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Black Twitter Took Down #TikTokTaylorAndTrevor, But Can We Do More?: Why Viral Cancel Culture Creates More K*ren’s and Ken’s

In the midst of a global pandemic, people (and for some reason, Carroll County Georgians) are still finding ways to propagate racism from the comfort of their own homes. Despite the numerous guides on how to make sourdough bread from scratch, or the participating in the “Toosie Slide” challenge like the rest of the world, two…

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The Misadventures of La’Nita, Patty, Andrea & Deanna on their Way to the Train

Hey There Live Out Louders. Happy Saturday! You’re probably wondering about the angry wolf and the three seemingly eager characters at which the fox is yelling. Well, that annoyed-fox is me and if you wouldn’t mind, I would like to introduce you to those three people: Patty, Andrea, and Deanna. I just met these ladies three years…

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An Ode to the Education Community that Forever Changed Me

Hi There Live Out Louders 👋🏽 Oh how I’ve missed you so! So much has happened since my last post. So to be truthful, I’ve been a bit overwhelmed on how to share all of these updates with you in a variety of beautifully penned posts. But, I’ve got to work on ridding myself of…

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A Tearful Sunday

There is no manual in the world that could prepare you for the day when you hear that your ex got married. And while there may be several Reddit discussion threads about the topic, I doubt that there is a clinician’s list of prescribed steps to take in order to manage the emotional rollercoaster that…

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It’s My Survival Anniversary: Reflecting on My 3 Years Post-Attack

Hello My Amazing Live Out Louders, Happy Tuesday! While Tuesdays are not a day that I would traditionally share my deep and intimate thoughts with you all, January 15th is a very significant date in my life! And because it is so impactful, I would love to share what this date means to me. Three…

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Dear: Mass Shooting Survivor, From: A Terrorist Attack Survivor

Dear Survivor, I don’t know who you are, but if you’re reading this letter and you have survived the unthinkable, I am sorry. I can relate to the strange feelings that you are having, so I want to share some thoughts with you. My name is La’Nita and I survived a terrorist attack in 2016…

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The Paradoxical Joy of Meeting Someone with PTSD

Hello Live Out Louders, I have not blogged for a little over two months, and for that, I truly apologize. I started my blog with the intention of publishing fulfilling content each week, without realizing that my mental illness might say “LOL” and remind me that sometimes, that is not always possible. Unfortunately, PTSD often…

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Accepting My Mentall Illness Out Loud

Hello Live Out Louders, Welcome to all my new subscribers and welcome back to all of my faithful readers. Without further ado, let’s get to chatting about the stigma of mental illness and how I’ve been on a quest of acceptance and dedication to LIVE OUT LOUD! Mental illness is such a taboo topic, especially…

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