About Benya Clark
Hi everyone! Welcome to my Medium profile! I’m writing this article so that new and old readers alike can learn a bit about me and find links to my most popular posts.
My name is Benya Clark and I’m a lawyer turned teacher turned writer. Although I write about a wide variety of topics on Medium, my most common one is addiction. I’m proudly sober since 12/31/16 and cigarette-free since 9/19/19. You can find my daily sobriety blog at Exploring Sobriety.
Aside from writing, my main hobbies in life are running, drawing, reading, and cooking. I’ve written posts here on Medium about all of these topics. Actually, if you dig back far enough through my posts, you can find articles about all kinds of things. In fact, let me make it a little easier for you:
My Most Popular Posts …
… About Sobriety
… About Mental Health
- Don’t Mistake Depression Symptoms for “Laziness”
- How Social Anxiety Can Reinforce Itself
- The Mistake That Brought Back My Depression
… About Running
… About Everything Else
- A Caffeine Withdrawal Timeline
- Three Famous Poetry Books That Entered the Public Domain in 2019
- What I Wish I Knew Before Starting Law School
Other Places to Find Me
My main web presence is right here on Medium, but this year I’m also giving YouTube a try. It’s been a major step out of my comfort zone, but very fun. I hope you’ll check out my videos, and please make sure to subscribe!
This year, I also created a ko-fi page. This site is similar to Patreon, but it allows one-time tips instead of just recurring donations. If you love my writing and want to show support, now you can buy me a coffee.
My Favorite Things
Finally, just for fun, let me leave you with a list of a few of my favorite things. Maybe we’ve got some in common? Let me know if we do!
Writers: William Gibson, Octavia Butler, John le Carré
Bands: Pixies, New Order, TV on the Radio
Foods: Anything spicy
Games: Backgammon, TIS-100, Terraria
Quote: “Accept the truth from whatever source it comes.” — Maimonides
Thanks for reading!