Coming to terms with an unexpected pregnancy—and a miscarriage.
Hospitals, Harry Styles, and the last week of high school.
Things that only friends can know.
Growing up with multiple caregivers.
An accident leads to a trip to the hospital.
Fresh starts and false ones.
Changing therapists and trying to escape.
“The pain hit me suddenly and sharply. I doubled over.”
An acid attack at 13 meant learning to live with scars.
Sometimes life is all sour and no sweet.
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