Posts Published by Dinsa Sachan

Dinsa Sachan is a science and culture journalist based in New Delhi. Her work has appeared in Discover, The Lancet and Playboy, among others.

Don’t Worry About Feeling Sad: On The Benefits Of A Blue Period

In a Twitter account called So Sad Today, the American writer Melissa Broder has been sending out snippets of her daily inner life since 2012. Broder writes about mundane sadness – ‘waking up today was a disappointment’ or ‘what you call a nervous breakdown i call oops, accidentally saw things as they are’– and she is brutally honest about her own shortcomings (‘whoops, hurt myself conforming to socially accepted standards of beauty that i know are false but still feel compelled to fit into’ or ‘just felt a flicker of self-esteem and was like what the fuck is this’).

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