Posts by Katie Darby Mullins

TTLMLMTMF: Stephen Amell Talking a Podcast Audience through His Panic Attack photo
April 23, 2022 | Things That Look More Like Me Than My Face

TTLMLMTMF: Stephen Amell Talking a Podcast Audience through His Panic Attack

Katie Darby Mullins

I’ve fought and lied about anxiety and OCD for years, terrified that someone would try to medicate away my “super power.” All that practice made it relatively easy to hide some physical symptoms and

TTLMLMTMF: The Hold Steady, “Unpleasant Breakfast” photo
March 19, 2022 | Things That Look More Like Me Than My Face

TTLMLMTMF: The Hold Steady, “Unpleasant Breakfast”

Katie Darby Mullins

I often sign handwritten letters with the infinity sign and the words “Stay Positive” like lead singer Craig Finn does. I’ve used “Constructive Summer” as a mantra for years. My husband and I often

TTLMLMTMF: Martin Whitly Stealing a Speedboat photo
February 19, 2022 | Things That Look More Like Me Than My Face

TTLMLMTMF: Martin Whitly Stealing a Speedboat

Katie Darby Mullins

During the pandemic, I became — and as someone with obsessive compulsive disorder, I don’t use this word lightly — obsessed with a TV show called Prodigal Son. The most important character to me, Lou

Dr. Phil and I Go to the Batting Cages photo
April 28, 2021 | BASEBALL, Poetry

Dr. Phil and I Go to the Batting Cages

Katie Darby Mullins

 

“The feeling of aluminum ringing up through your wrist
When you hit the sweet spot
Because you can always clip it and get to first
But that vibration, that's the game,”
I say, but Dr. Phil

Ghosts in the Trees photo
October 29, 2019 | Nonfiction

Ghosts in the Trees

Katie Darby Mullins

After I threw up in the Mexican restaurant’s normal-sized toilet and picked my stepdaughter up from school, I decided to try my migraine cure that always never works again.

THE POEM WHERE DR. PHIL AND I HAVE LUNCH photo
June 19, 2017 | Poetry

THE POEM WHERE DR. PHIL AND I HAVE LUNCH

Katie Darby Mullins

I want him to know that we’re the same.