This was an art project for school, the assignment being to do a piece on some social injustice. As a person who has been, is, and likely will be depressed in the future, I feel a strong shame when the topic of depression is brought up in a social setting, as if my struggle is some kind of a disease. The way depression is talked about is, for some reason, separate from the way physical injuries are discussed. My pain and injury is no less than that of someone with physical evidence that there is something wrong, which is absolute bullcrap.
Anyway, I hope you like the comic. /end of rant.
Holy shit Hannah.
Soooooooooooo this is all stuff I didn’t realize until I went into another episode and had to start making up excuses because for some reason “I was diagnosed with depression at 14/15, have a few struggles every so often a year and just got slammed in the face by an eighteen wheeler carrying depression” just seemed like it’d cause problems ….
A while ago, I penned a fairly angry response to something circulating on the internet – the 21 Habits of Happy People. It pissed me off beyond belief, that there was an inference that if you weren’t Happy, you simply weren’t doing the right things.
yall gotta watch this short vid. an 11 year old girl from yemen recounts how she fled from her parents when they tried to force her into marriage and why it’s an injustice. such articulate, brave words from such a small little lady. all the feels.