Me, There, Then – Part Two

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Jennifer L reimer collage art

…My route had just become more predictable. So, what did I realize?… When I went home for Christmas, a few weeks back, a few incredibly tragic things happened. For one, I was thrown down a staircase and brutally raped while strangers watched. That, though, I could deal with. It was nothing new to me, being violated, being called names. I … Read More

jenniferlreimerMe, There, Then – Part Two

Me, There, Then – Part One (Warning: Explicit Drug Use)

jenniferlreimerLonger Stories

smoking crack

More, now, from the files that I hammered out on my keyboard last fall, maybe on this exact day, alone in my tiny apartment in the tiny town called Trail, deep in the Canadian Rockies, so deep that any major city was a four hour drive away.  I had moved there to escape Vancouver.  I have never written in detail … Read More

jenniferlreimerMe, There, Then – Part One (Warning: Explicit Drug Use)

The Masks We Wear

jenniferlreimerFeminism and Madness, Mad Society, Poetry, Prose, Personal, Scars' Art

“One day I took off my mask and I noticed my face was missing!” – jaap scheeren   I picked up one of those $20.00 art magazines that I would love to subscribe to when I was in Winnipeg – I dearly hope that when I am making enough money that I can do so, I still have time to … Read More

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Knowing Where Home Is

jenniferlreimerEast Van, Feminism and Madness, Mad Society, Other Survivors, Transcend

I now know, once and for all, where my home is – it’s where my heart is, just like “they” told me; as soon as I stepped off the plane into YVR (Vancouver airport in Richmond, BC – a Greater Vancouver Area “bourough”, as they call such sprawling urban spaces) and I was met by friendly people.  I almost missed … Read More

jenniferlreimerKnowing Where Home Is

“Are We There Yet??!” My Last Days on Effexor XR

jenniferlreimer"Health Care", Effexor: Evil?, Meds, Meds, Meds!, Other Survivors, Psychiatrists

Just as I was about to shout from the rafters that I’m down to 112.5 mg of Effexor XR, down from an initial dose of 600 mg, and a steady dose of 450 mg for almost exactly seven years, and better yet, will soon say goodbye once and for all to the substance that has done nothing but make me … Read More

jenniferlreimer“Are We There Yet??!” My Last Days on Effexor XR

How to dye your hair very, very bright colours, with mad pride, needless to say!

jenniferlreimerScars' Art, Transcend

Unacceptable Roots! Nooooooo! Today, herstory is a hairstory!  I usually use Jerome Russell’s Punky Colours, which come in every colour imaginable, but they only sell them in Vancouver and I’m not in Vancouver right now 👿 .  I ordered some in the mail, but could not wait any longer.  Thus, I stepped out into Winnipeg’s “Osborne Village” and found some … Read More

jenniferlreimerHow to dye your hair very, very bright colours, with mad pride, needless to say!

Renting in Winnipeg versus Vancouver – Mandatory Baths and Wasp Sex

jenniferlreimerMad Society, Transcend

I forgot how wonderful baths were, and am incredibly thankful that I rediscovered their certain kind of magick when a couple of friends mentioned taking baths on seperate occaisions.  “Hm,” I thought, ” maybe a bath would feel good…” You see, for two years, the latter year being that I spent alone with Josh in the space he had converted … Read More

jenniferlreimerRenting in Winnipeg versus Vancouver – Mandatory Baths and Wasp Sex

How long does it take you to get over a “break-up”? How long *should* it take?

jenniferlreimerBipolar, Feminism and Madness, Other Survivors, The Psych Ward

With the spark of renewed faith in the blogosphere to create communities of like-minded thinkers, unite people from all around the world, around the world (that song will be stuck in my head for some time now)…and to serve as a (“virtual” 😛 ) environment to facilitate useful debate among open-minded people: thesis, antithesis, synthesis, repeat…I spent the rest of … Read More

jenniferlreimerHow long does it take you to get over a “break-up”? How long *should* it take?

“The Trial”

jenniferlreimerAcademic Work, Mad Society, Poetry, Prose, Personal

greyhound bus beheading vince li

Last year I had the opportunity to go to the notorious “Greyhound Bus Beheader” trial in Winnipeg as a research assistant.  The murder of 22 year-old Tim McLean was committed by Vincent Li, a 40 year-old Chinese immigrant to Canada, when he had a psychotic break in August 2008.  If you haven’t heard of the case, you can read a … Read More

jenniferlreimer“The Trial”

From “RateMDs.com”…amusing reviews of psychiatrists I’ve seen in the past:

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First one I ever saw, along with my ex-ex-ex-partner/serial sexual offender, Dr. Stewart Wakeman (Winnipeg, MB): 1. Avoid this doctor. He is hostile and has his own issues to work through. His approach is both unconventional and unprofessional. For instance, he yelled at me during our first session, which is unacceptable on two levels. One, he didn’t know me well … Read More

jenniferlreimerFrom “RateMDs.com”…amusing reviews of psychiatrists I’ve seen in the past: