A hello to all the new humans and old friends.
I can see why I find your writing relatable, you write from having gone through life & its ups and downs. Survived to tell your story. Glad you're here Carissa.
So happy I somehow I don’t remember, I found you during the end of the pandemic. Congratulations on everything you have achieved! I love your Substack and I love your art. Quite frankly, I admire you in so many ways, and I see my future successful self as someone like you. I relate with the things you write so much and although I haven’t had the chance to digest absolutely everything, if there’s something I don’t let behind is to read all your newsletters and posts here. Somehow you actually always “come to me” with words of wisdom and reminders when I most need them.
Yaaay to Stephanie! Makes me smile we share the same name 😊 I’m that kind of person that thinks “that’s a sign of the universe”
👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 to both of you
i'm keeping this one in my archives to reference as needed!! And the photo of you and M is delicious!
Thank you Carissa and Stephanie!!! This newsletter is always a beacon of light- no matter how difficult the topics, you bring such humanity and honesty. ♥️♥️♥️
So happy you launched on Substack. Your writing and drawings have helped me so much to articulate what I’m feeling - and to feel less alone in this human experience 💗
You are an incredibly brave and thoughtful writer. I applaud you for being willing to share so much of who you are with all of us. We are lucky. ❤️
reading your person essays is my favorite thing, feels like reading a diary, intimate and personal, while also being very well written and thought provoking
Well this is an honour! 🥰
this is a very nice Newsletter. I am Autistic and I read the first two paragraphs. That was all I could read. My contribution right now is to say that "the important thing" is the situation can change. If the shitty time runs its clock out, then you wake up in a new mindset. Maybe it takes a half day or all day but the alternative side or silverman lining opens and then you are in the "other" space. So that is the Athenian way of life and fascism or Sparta is the other way of life. I also mind you listen to some of the "podcast" (is sound by default always "podcast" I dont know) with i Think Austen POwers or Kleon or something. Also very nice Very nice work dear.