BIO

Karis Rogerson is an NYC transplant from South Carolina, Italy, Germany or Kentucky, depending on her mood and the depth of your conversation. She reads and writes about relationships, mental health and books, preferably young adult ones, which she is unequivocally obsessed with. Plus, she adores binge-watching CW shows, thinks Olivia Benson is the most badass, and has lots of feelings about, well, everything. Someday, she hopes you’ll read her own novels. 

Karis Rogerson's Articles

If you have to lower your standards to win, you’re not really winning.

Why I Talk About My Virginity On First Dates

Here’s the thing about faking it: eventually, the truth comes out, or someone gets hurt. So I'm going to talk about my virginity on first dates!
Karis Rogerson    |   09.22.17 12am   |   SHARE

Stop Questioning Emotional Abuse — Victims Of It Do That Enough On Their Own

Am I misrepresenting? Am I misunderstanding? Am I misremembering?
Karis Rogerson    |   09.7.17 12am   |   SHARE

If Birds Fly Back Author Carlie Sorosiak Says You're Never Too Old For YA

"I think that you're never too old to read about hope, love, and redemption."
Karis Rogerson   |   08.23.17 12am   |   SHARE
If I don’t treat my depression as a real thing, how can I expect anyone else to?

On Chronic Mental Illness And Hospitalization 

Hospitalizations make me realize my own shortcomings when it comes to placing mental illness on the same plane as physical illness
Karis Rogerson    |   08.21.17 12am   |   SHARE

The Hardest Part Of My Depression Is Knowing That It Will Come Back

Here’s the thing about depression: it cycles. Even when I’m on medication, going to therapy and doing everything I’m able to do in order to stay healthy and keep it at bay, it bleeds in and out of my... Read...
Karis Rogerson    |   06.22.17 12am   |   SHARE
Social media is a great place to share our accomplishments, but it’s an equally valuable place to share our struggles.

When You Suffer On Social Media

The benefit of posting honestly about our struggles and depression on social media.
Karis Rogerson    |   06.15.17 12am   |   SHARE
First dates aren’t “the first step in the rest of your lives together."

A Romance Obsessed 23-Year-Old Goes On Her First Date

Up until a couple of weeks ago, I was a 23-year-old who had never been on a date.
Karis Rogerson    |   05.8.17 12am   |   SHARE
I’ve realized that there is beauty in me, in my face, in the way I smile easily and laugh loudly... (Image: Instagram/ karisselizabeth)

How Selfies Reflect My Mental Health

Selfies are one of the easiest indicators of my mental health.
Karis Rogerson    |   04.3.17 12am   |   SHARE