Thoughts After Reading Notes on a Banana by David Leite

In Notes on a Banana, Leite writes about what he experiences as the central elements in his life: his Portuguese/Azorean heritage, his sexuality, his body image, his relationship with food, and his mental illness. In a straightforward manner, without self-pity or melodrama, Leite writes about how these elements intersect in his life, how his awareness… Continue reading Thoughts After Reading Notes on a Banana by David Leite


On Side Effects and Self-Medication

As my dose of mood stabilizer has increased, the side effects have evolved. At first, the main side effect was a very dry throat and mouth and a little numbness in my lips and tongue. Those are still there, but have either improved or I've adjusted to them. As my dose increased, I found myself… Continue reading On Side Effects and Self-Medication