This story is autobiographical in nature, but I have made some modifications to protect the identities of those included in it. All the names have been changed, and in some cases things such as gender, locations, and sometimes familial compositions have been altered.
All that being said, this is MY truth, and it's time I released it so that I'm free to create from a place other than brokenness and sadness.
This will be dark, but there are spots of light in the great black. No void is truly empty when one gazes into it. The light from our eyes illuminates more than we realize.
CONTENT WARNING: ABUSE, EMOTIONAL TRAUMA, DEPRESSION, ADDICTION, AND THE TRUTH.