Where People Thrive and Stigmas Die

Welcome to the trenches, sis!

Departed Creature is dedicated to rewriting the narrative around motherhood and mental health. We’re here to smash stereotypes and throwout the rulebook on what motherhood should look like. Because let’s face it, being a ‘perfect moms’ is overrated.

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This is your space to feel seen, heard and validated. Explore raw, unfiltered stories about the highs and lows of motherhood, mental health, pregnancy struggles and more. 

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We get it, it’s always a little nerve-racking being the new creature in town. To make things a little easier, why not get acquainted with the visionary behind Departed Creature?

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I Was Born A . Creature

Feel Like You're Losing Your Marbles?

Same sis, same. Mental health is sucky sometimes, especially when it makes you feel isolated. We’re here to spill all the tea about our neurospicy struggles. From everyday anxiety to postpartum depression and raging ADHD, we got your back. Because sometimes, the best therapy is knowing you’re not the only one who forgot what sleep feels like.

Real Talk for Real Moms

Pregnancy cravings got you Googling if pickles and ice cream are a thing? Parenting tips making you feel like you need a degree in rocket science? Welcome to the real world of motherhood, where we laugh through the chaos and share the real-deal tips.

“In the darkest shadows, you will find yourself waiting to accept the love you so freely give to others.”

🖤 Cydney Nelson, Founder & CEO, Departed Creature

Meet The OG Creature

Meet The OG Creature

First of all, I’m so freakin’ glad you’re here. In case nobody told you today–you’re a force to be reckoned with and you’re doing amazing. 

My name is Cydney Nelson, the creator behind Departed Creature. I’m a cognitive neuroscientist, mama and writer who’s on a mission to break stigmas and make the world feel a little less scary, one honest conversation at a time.

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When I'm not writing about the messy magic of motherhood I'm helping businesses discover their audience and speak their truth. From dynamic website copy to engaging blogs and marketing materials, I'm whippin' up badass copy that connects and converts.