beyond the green: collective of middlebury voices

a student-run publication that seeks to provide space for voices that are not being heard on our campus. we are grounded by politics that are radical, anti-racist, anti-sexist, anti-classist, anti-homophobic, anti-ableist, and anti-transphobic (against all forms of oppression) and that reject the structural neo-liberal paradigm that characterizes middlebury college and its official publications

Poem: A Letter for Scarred Families

Some leave a message or a note Hidden in a Bible. For their children, The task is simple. Others stay silent, Leaving a mystery for those who follow. In families … Continue reading

February 1, 2014

I study and study because otherwise I will fail and I have never failed before and so can never allow myself to fail.

My experiences with mental health have not been incredibly volatile. I struggle sometimes with insecurity, jealousy, ego, body issues, anxiety, sadness, and I have had feelings of absolute devastation in … Continue reading

February 1, 2014

So I can’t sleep.

I can never sleep. I want to sleep, because it’s the only time I don’t have to worry, and cry, and worry that I’m worrying and crying too much. I … Continue reading

February 1, 2014

I’m anxious that I’m anxious. Sad that I’m sad again. Cycles upon cycles.

Inconsolable They could not get me to stop crying. I had nothing to blame; I had no one to blame. I was just a small, defective child, Unable to find … Continue reading

February 1, 2014

My mental illness developed as something I could lean on to numb out fear.

“A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are made for.” -John Augustus Shedd My mental illness developed as something I could lean on to numb … Continue reading

February 1, 2014

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