a kid from my school sent me a pic an elaborate painting of atticus finch shirtless smoking a blunt while a colt 45 is being poured on him along with a text that read “hot dad 2: dad harder” and this is the closest thing to a sext I have ever received
You neglected to mention the Tupac and Biggie cherubs how dare you.
look there’s a lot going on here it makes perfect sense that they’d forget some details
yeah this is ur daily killjoy reminder that if ur attitude towards gay ppl is “love the sinner hate the sin” then ur still a homophobe congratulations
Anonymous said: I'm wondering if this project is solely focused on physical and sexual abuse - I've recently left a relationship in which my partner was controlling and mentally and emotionally abusive. I believe that he was an abusive person who had simply not yet hit me. I guess I'm wondering if a contribution about what I've learned about myself would be helpful to people in terms of what to watch out for and what to do to help yourself during and after an experience like mine.
Great question! We really don’t have any restrictions on subject matter. If it affected your life and you think others might benefit from hearing your story—if reading it when you were in this relationship would have made YOU feel less alone—it has a place here. I think some of the subtler forms of abuse/manipulation/general shittiness can be really difficult to articulate, or even identify as abuse when you’re going through them. There are so many people (teens and adults) struggling with self-doubt, self-blaming, and gaslighting because their relationship doesn’t seem “that bad” or like “real abuse.” So, yes, we would absolutely love to read about your experiences. Thank you so much for getting in touch.
PS, for everyone else, here are some other things that we’d be thrilled to take submissions about:
just kind of feeling creeped out by a person without knowing if it crossed the line
disagreeing with your parents’ politics, especially if they are right-wing/evangelical/slut-shamey/racist
the nuances of consent
resources for boys
how to support your friends if any of these things happen to them
etc etc etc etc x infinity
i had one of those as a teenager, and it’s still really defining my life in a lot of ways. because of a lot of the caveats expressed, i didn’t seek help about it for a long time, either. dear teenager: let me know if you want to talk.