Imaginary fights I’ve had with people in my head

“Dude, I have depression. I didn’t always or I didn’t always know about it and once I did know about it I didn’t always manage it well. What the fuck makes you think that living alone in a shitty beige apartment, stressed about money and worried that my dog isn’t being loved enough is a good idea? You think I should be taking pride in independence, so that I can take care of myself, this IS me taking care of myself. This is what me taking care of myself looks like. I need to be around people who LOVE me, who care about whether or not I’m going to slit my wrists in the bath tonight. The fact that I’m not crying on a bathroom floor right now is huge win for me. The only thing I’m going to apologize for is allowing you to think that you’re entitled to an opinion about how I run my life. You’re not, so you can keep your unsolicited, patriarchal, misogynistic irrelevant thoughts to yourself. They only speak volumes about your own insecurities and illusions of security anyways.”

Mental Health Palate Palette, 2018.             Medium: anti-depressants, earplugs, lighter.  

Mental Health Palate Palette, 2018.             Medium: anti-depressants, earplugs, lighter.