Homecoming

Elisa A. Escalante/ LCSW/ 2-22-2022 I returned home from Afghanistan in January of 2013. Immediately after I got off the airplane and into the airport waiting area, I saw my long-term boyfriend of 5 years, there to greet me. My eyes brightened as we went toward each other for a hug. Unfortunately, my mood tookContinue reading “Homecoming”

Silencing the World

Elisa A. Escalante/ LMSW/ 7-30-2020     I used to sit and/ or walk in silence for hours and hours, literally. As a millennial born in 1989, I still remember this: no smart screens. No easy internet access, as it wasn’t allowed in my household. The ‘special’ computer with dial up internet access was locked inContinue reading “Silencing the World”