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Entries by Lester Brathwaite from 02/2013

A Year Above the Influence

| Posted 02.01.2013 | Gay Voices

For nearly my entire adult life I have been consistently drunk, stoned or otherwise impaired. So much so that my identity was wrapped up in being a shitshow.

A Note From My 21-Year-Old Self

| Posted 02.12.2013 | Gay Voices

I found this while in a manic cleaning fit the other day, a declaration from 2006 to quit drinking the following year. Needless to say, missed the boat on that one:

Sex Drive in Park, or Grind No More

| Posted 02.12.2013 | Gay Voices

I recently deleted my Grindr and Adam4Adam profiles. Ever since sobering up, I've had little to no sex drive, but my lack of sex drive is really a blessing in disguise. I'm no longer wasting hours (and I mean hours) of my life seeking the next big fling.

Self-Realization in Verse

| Posted 02.28.2013 | Healthy Living

I had just quit my office job in an attempt to "find myself." I was unemployed and openly drunk in the middle of the day. This poem, "I Think I'm an Alcoholic," was an attempt at understanding, and making others understand, my precarious position.