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afterlife, bipolar, bipolar disorder, blog, blogger, dark, dark grunge, gothic, health, healthy, lifestyle, lifestyle blog, lifestyle blogger, mental disorders, mental illness, project semicolon, rose, rose gold, roses, tattoo, tattoos

My Rose; (First Written: July 16th, 2018)

This piece was initially written on July 16th, 2018, the day after having my rose cover-up tattoo done; it was taken down for a while, and then republished on this website on July 15, 2020. CW: mental illness, self-harm, suicidal ideation Remember the good old semicolon tattoo I got done back in July 2015? Well, …

semicolon tattoo
bipolar, bipolar disorder, blog, blogger, disorders, lifestyle, lifestyle blog, lifestyle blogger, mental disorders, mental illness, obsessive compulsive disorder, ocd, project semicolon, tattoo, tattoos, write, writer, writing

My Semicolon (First Written: July 1st, 2015)

This piece was initially written on July 1st, 2015, immediately after having my “semicolon” tattoo done; it was taken down for a while, and then republished on this website on July 15, 2020. CW: mental illness, self-harm, suicidal ideation I remember writing down several ways by which to kill myself when I was only fourteen …

fundraiser girls education
author blog, lifestyle blog, lifestyle blogger

She’s the First (Birthday Fundraiser)

Nearly twenty-six years ago on July 24th, 1994, my Naani delivered me in an emergency home-birth situation and, as a result, saved my life. Last summer, on July 1st, 2019, she passed away with my mother and I directly by her side. It was difficult, but it also made our family’s mission and passion to …

author blog, lifestyle blogger

Be a REAL Ally; Don’t Tell Black People How to Feel About Being Systemically Murdered

Here’s your daily, not-so friendly reminder that we (white people/non-black PoC) do not get to tell black people how to feel, react, etc. to quite literally being murdered by the same officials sworn to protect us. That this is the norm in our nation, let alone happens at all, is entirely unconscionable. If you are …

be a good ally
author blog, lifestyle blogger

White “Allies”: Two Ways Not to be Fucking Obnoxious on Social Media Right Now

1. Don’t post a posed photo of your white self and posed, pouty lips… Immediately followed by the dying words of a black man who was murdered by the police in your caption which, upon clicking the read “more” option, flows out into a poem “you” wrote by essentially copying and pasting (stealing) variations of …

riverdale gifs
author blog, blogger, lifestyle blogger

10 Times Cheryl Blossom Made Riverdale Absolutely Worth It

(Spoiler alerts!) I’ll just come out and say it: Riverdale is an absolute dumpster fire of a television show. My cousin once said it’s the trash show she watches while painting her nails, texting her friends, and fighting a hangover from the weekend on a Sunday afternoon. This 100% checks out. I described Riverdale as …

Ami J. Sanghvi
lifestyle blog, lifestyle blogger

A Social Distancing Mother’s Day Post

Since my mom doesn’t really do social media or blog posts, I’ll do my Mother’s Day post a little differently than I might otherwise. About a week and a half ago, I needed help getting my sleep schedule back on track (#quarantineproblems), and I’m a very heavy sleeper so my alarms weren’t helping much. Therefore, …

sad poetry
author blog, dead, death, lifestyle blog, lifestyle blogger, medium blog, metaphysical, poetry blog, poetry blogger

Thus, I Despair (Original Poetry, from “Cerulean”)

A poem from Sanghvi’s fifth book, Cerulean. Released: March 13th, 2020. I despair in the face of thinking these thoughts, and feeling those feelings which invoke [or else mimic] the very same spirits which are known to make me despair… At least by those few who care enough to know more of me than just …