I share my most significant failures and discoveries in life, mental health, feminism, and relationships.

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Courtesy of the author — Allison Crady

My Best Stories


By publishing vulnerable stories, “oversharing” on social media, and owning my truth, I traded judgment for compassion.

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Photo Credit: Unsplash, Leon Ell


Through decades of narcissistic abuse, three people manipulated me into believing I’m worthless; now, I see myself clearly.

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Photo Credit: Unsplash, Aily Torres


Through this confusing, painful, humiliating mess, I learned the truth: they didn’t abuse me because I am pathetic or worthless, but because I have so much to offer.

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Photo Credit: Unsplash, Julia Caesar



I am untangling struggles with insecurity, codependency, and people-pleasing to become secure finally.

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Photo Credit: Unsplash, Allef Vinicius


4. I handle criticism well.

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Courtesy of the author, Allison Crady


This one thing helped drastically improve my decision making.

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Photo Credit: Unsplash, Shaschi Ch


A Persistent Optimist’s Reflections

#2. Cry for as long as you need to.

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Photo Credit: Unsplash, Anothony Tran


A Passionate Feminist Seeking Balance

#7. Encourage women to speak

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Photo Credit: Unsplash, Brooke Cagle

Allison Crady

❤️ Writing on life lessons, mental health, feminism, and relationships. Published in: The Ascent, Better Advice, CYMCYL, An Injustice, and The Virago. (she/her)

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