A PLACE TO HEAR VOICES FROM TULSANS.

FROM PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE EVENTS, THE COMMUNITY PAGE WILL HAVE IT. HERE'S A CHANCE TO ALLOW A BROADER VIEW FROM PEOPLE IN OUR COMMUNITY.

COMMUNITY

Revista: Del Taco

Por Adrian Torres Un Del Taco se abrió recientemente en la comunidad de Tulsa en E 71st y Mingo. Del Taco, una cadena estadounidense de r...

Review: Del Taco

By Adrian Torres A Del Taco has recently opened in the Tulsa community at E 71st and Mingo. Del Taco, an American fast food restaurant ch...

HUMANS OF TULSA

KAMRYN TARWATER

Tulsa Native & OU Sophomore

“I was about 8 years old. I was kinda old enough to know what was going on, but not really old enough to be able to express my emotions regarding what happened. So, it was really tough having to go back and forth between my parents' houses. I felt like I was not in control of my surroundings. It made me grow up faster than most people, which is not a really good thing. It made me feel like I was lost and broken. I am dealing with it now as an adult. I feel like I'm out of control. I don’t know what security is anymore. It affected me in a weird way.”

-Interviewed by Emilia Torres

“The hardest thing that I have ever gone through, probably recently and is still ongoing, is related to anxiety. And I think coming from a counselor  is important to talk about things because a lot of people don't like talking about mental health. I have always had anxiety and it's a thing I have dealt with since I was younger.  But there was a time last year where I started getting panic attacks more often. And it was definitely related to my job at the time and it was not at Tulsa Honor Academy. And I was at an outdoor music festival and started getting symptoms like when you feel like you are going to pass out. So clammy, dizzy and that was super scary. I had to leave that environment and almost passed out in front of all these people. I had to go get checked out by this medic at an event. It was super scary because I didn't know if it was a health issue. As a counselor I should have figured out what it was, but it was a panic attack and it happened again the next day.”

Ms. Bailey Ryan

-Interviewed by Emilia Torres

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