I learned that the word HIV blinded me to see a human being in a matter of seconds.
Excuse me, I need a tissue…
When someone commits suicide, the person is deemed crazy and selfish. Yet there is often a lack of perspective on what could lead a person to feel so utterly hopeless and alone that they would take their own lives.
There is so much polarization in the debate about that drugs that both sides tend to lose any sense of nuance.
“You have so much to be happy about, why can’t you just focus on those things?”
“I make sure to eat one healthy meal at lunch so that, no matter what else happens that day, I get the good stuff in and I know I’ve fed my body in a way that will keep me going.”
He didn’t want to die, that Saturday morning at 5 AM. He just finally knew that he was going to. I don’t think he ever believed it before then — no more than my mother did, no more than my brother did.
I’m not sure that I’ve ever liked “curvy” as a way to describe female bodies.
Don’t get mad, you guys.
Reason #1 Low Self Esteem: So you’re aware that your nose isn’t as straight as you’d hoped it would be or your thighs rub together when you walk.