Each time I entered the room I felt a shift in my body, as if accepting the uncomfortable things I was about to feel. As if knowing, that I was going to grow there.
Acceptance, a short memoir by Tah Jimenez
While I was writing this piece I felt a shift in my thinking as I walked into the mindset I used to have about mental health. I fit awkwardly in the skin of my younger self, the self that in this piece learns what it is to accept your emotions – Tah Jimenez.
Tah Jimenez is a writer of non-fiction and literary fiction, focusing primary on short story and personal essays. I study at RMIT where I am to craft my writing skills further.
You can find her on Medium
Memoria is written, produced and presented by Nat V.
Tah Jimenez’s short story, Acceptance, is performed by Melbourne-based actor, Petra Glieson.
Music in this episode is by Blue Dot Sessions, “Chapel Bottom”, “Quiet Sill” and “Plate Synthesis”.
Illustrations by Peta Manning. Her book, See Me Doodle, is out now.
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