“Every year on Halloween, my childhood friends and I had to stop at what we called the ‘blow up’ house, a house that put up at least a dozen inflatable ghosts, monsters and vampires twice as tall as we were around their lawn.”
“Your own story really is ‘not that bad.’ It involves men catcalling you in the street. There is one time your friend decided to call back and the angry man wouldn’t leave the two of you alone for another ten minutes. Your story encapsulates that one time walking home from a friend’s in the summer time and a car with at least three men followed you for a bit, drove off, and then circled back around.”
“Like many, I learned a lot in college. I learned that I didn’t like sociology and that it was pretty easy to finish a minor. I learned that I matter and that toxic people aren’t worth my time. And slowly over the course of those years, I learned that I was bi.”
“No one can see how PTSD makes you sick from the inside. It poisons the inside of your thoughts and obscures your connection to reality.”
In 2009, the author spent five days in a psych hospital in Westchester County. Ten years later, she wrote about it.
Nicole Zelniker wrote about her relationship with food and how it’s evolved through various mental and physical conditions.
Nicole Zelniker wrote for T.O.F.U. magazine about burnout, veganism and how the two are related.