KEEP YOUR COOL
Keep Your Cool
Keep Your Cool is a short story for the anthology Everything Is Going Wrong, edited by Mark Bouchard and Meagan Rae. The anthology is a collection of stories regarding the intersections of punk music and mental illness, and how mentally ill people have been drawn to punk culture to find community, wellness, and strength. Keep Your Cool may feature fictional characters, but it’s a story that’s very personal and very similar to my own road to accepting the depression and anxiety I live with, and the friends in my life who helped me navigate that road.