My Trauma’s Worse Than Yours
During the summer before high school, most of my friends ghosted me. I wasn’t completely over being abandoned when I began 9th grade, but I became more observant of how people try to fit in among social groups. One day, in the cafeteria, I was trying to console a good friend who was going through a hard time.
I Had to Dig Up My Buried Emotions to Save My Life
Names have been changed. Emotions are very powerful and they should be respected, not ignored. I learned this lesson the hard way. When I was in high school I was placed in a group home. I didn’t know the real reason why I was removed from my parents.