Interview with Alex Creece, July Featured Author

  Starting this month, Rosewater will be having a “featured author” each month. The editors choose a contributing author, ask them a few questions, and focus that month on publishing many of their pieces. This month, we have chosen Alex Creece, a dedicated Rosewater contributor. Alex’s pieces have historically crossed genres, focusing on personal narratives,…

Feel Good Playlist

In a funk? Do you need to take your power back? Do you need to be resilient and heal? Try this short feel good playlist, to whisk you away to happiness unknown. Shuffle and repeat. 1. Tubthumper by Chumbawumba 2. Extraordinary Machine by Fiona Apple 3. I Love It by Iconapop 4. Secrets by Mary Lambert…

Post-Election Self Care

An array of unexplainably difficult feelings and thoughts are present in the days following the major political changes being brought forth in America. These political changes can impact our health and mental health, requiring an increase in self-care. So, where do we go from here? What do we do in these intense and fraught times?…

Mental Illness, Cartoonified

When I try to explain what my depression and anxiety are like, I think of Ursula from The Little Mermaid. Ursula swims up to me and wraps me in her 6 (not 8, 6, because Disney couldn’t afford to animate 8, look it up!) sloppy wet tendrils and every time I try to talk she…