Karis Rogerson

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 Articles

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.

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How Other People's Kids Help With My Depression 

When I held Baby J for the first time, everything shuffled into place. For the kids, I see every reason to breathe. They love me. I don’t know why.

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How Books And Media Helped Me Through A Depressive Episode

In a moment when I couldn’t write myself, it was the writing of others that brought me back from the brink of my depressive episode.

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If Leigh Bardugo Is Starting A Cult, Sign Me Up!

Leigh Bardugo isn’t just an incredible writer; she’s also an incredible person, not least because she writes very diverse stories that give readers the gift of representation.

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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.

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Why Children Of Blood And Bone Author Tomi Adeyemi Embraces Disappointments

Tomi Adeyemi might be the writer whose book deal seared me with insane jealousy and sent waves crashing through the book world.

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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 soul.

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 There’s a reason I turn to Friends when I get depressed. Ok, I lied, there are several reasons.

I Turn To The TV Show Friends When I'm Depressed 

There’s a reason I turn to Friends when I get depressed. Ok, I lied, there are several reasons.

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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

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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!

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