BIO

Melissa Blake is a freelance writer and blogger from the Midwest. For the last eight years, she's written the blog So About What I Said, which covers disabilities, relationships, lifestyle, and pop culture. Her work has also appeared in The New York Times, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, ELLE, Redbook, Bustle, SheKnows and The Establishment. She's been known to overshare and has an unabashed love for pop music, polo shirts and PEZ dispensers.

Melissa Blake 's Articles

My father may have been gone, but he was still here. My name connected me to him, and that realization was incredibly powerful.

What I Realized About My Last Name After My Father's Death

My last name links me to my father. Every time I see it, every time I write it down, I think of him. It helps me keep him alive in my soul, and it makes me feel like I’m carrying a part of him with... Read...
Melissa Blake    |   06.12.17 12am   |   SHARE
Do they not realize that there’s a person on the receiving end of those words?

What It Feels Like Getting Bullied On Social Media 

Last month, I received the cruelest, most demeaning form of hate to date, on Twitter.
Melissa Blake    |   05.11.17 12am   |   SHARE
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How Binge-Watching The Golden Girls Brought Me Closer To My Mom

Thanks to The Golden Girls, I was able to see those mother/daughter dynamics play out between two adults.
Melissa Blake    |   05.10.17 12am   |   SHARE