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My Sudden Hindsight

When I first started my Sudden Sight personal blog on WordPress in 2011, it was because I wanted a place to share my experiences of recovery. If I wanted to take back my life and become a writer, I had to start somewhere. Where better to start than with my own life experiences? My first post was the night before a major eye surgery that I believed, after three years of pain and surgeries,  ...

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Dealing with Grief: Depression

PLEASE NOTE: This post differs from the others in this series. It is stream of conscious and intended as insight into what if feels like to deal with chronic depression. I do not claim this to be everyone’s experiences with depressive grief. Nor do I claim to know how everyone can best deal with any form of grief, especially depression. There is no one-size-fits-all treatment for any  ...
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Dealing with Grief: Denial

It has been far too long since I began the Grief Series, and denial is probably a big part of that! And by “probably,” I mean “definitely.” In January, my maternal grandfather passed away. Although our extended family has largely stayed connected through its matriarchs, this came as a major blow to us all. Dente (one of those weird nicknames given to him by a beloved granddaughter – cough –  ...

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Not My Face: The Seen and Unseen Aftermath of Medical Trauma

Presented at the Critical Juncture 2017: The Role of Art at the Art@Work Program by Alexandra C. Pauley. Originally presented at a 2016 Bleux Stockings Society safe space show in Atlanta for the theme, “Beauty.” Warning: Graphic Images Below   I have always been beautiful. Growing up, I was thin even though I ate like a racehorse. I managed to get out of braces before high  ...

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Meet the Original Cast

Depth Perception premiered at the Atlanta Fringe Festival June 7-10, 2018, winning the Audience Choice Award for ensemble show. The show was produced by Alex Carter, who wrote and directed the show, and Tenaya Cleveland, who starred as Maxine. The original set was designed and built by Ellaree Yeagley. The mask used in the show was conceptualized and made by Lucas Ryan, Joyce N. Ryan, who  ...

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Atlanta Fringe Festival Welcomes My Sudden Sight Creator Alex Carter’s Production “Depth Perception”

My Sudden Sight creator Alex Carter will be producing her original play, “Depth Perception,” at the Atlanta Fringe Festival June 6-10! Digital painting, used as promotional print, was created by Atlanta-based artist Joyce N. Ryan. Depth Perception A dark comedy about a young woman, Maxine, coming to terms with the rollercoaster of emotions that (literally) haunt her daily life. In  ...

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Finding Restoration, One Practice at a Time

I started learning the Primary series of Ashtanga yoga last November on a whim. An acquaintance posted something on Instagram that caught my eye, leading me to follow Ashtanga Yoga Atlanta on the app. Just my luck, their beginners course was starting in just a couple weeks and at a very reasonable price! I hadn’t practiced any yoga in months, and my heart, body, and spirit yearned for  ...

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Currently Loving: S.W. Basics

I actually happened upon the S.W. Basics line entirely by accident. It was one of those afternoons where I walked into Target with about three things on my “need” list and found myself, 45 minutes later, still wandering around with an over-full basket and wondering if I should just give up and get a cart. And there I was, turning back toward the beauty department where they have  ...

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Dealing with Grief: 6 Stages

Let’s talk about grief. When we experience health trauma – be it acute or chronic – our doctors tend to focus on prescribing medication and proscribing lifestyle changes to ease our physical symptoms. What they often overlook are the psychological effects of having your entire life turned upside down. But anyone who has experienced acute or chronic health trauma knows that  ...