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

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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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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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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."

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Jennifer Mathieu: English Teacher, Author of Moxie

Jennifer Mathieu has spent much of her life pouring into the lives of teenagers, both through her day job as a teacher and through the four books.

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

Am I misrepresenting? Am I misunderstanding? Am I misremembering?

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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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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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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.

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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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