"I was a walking zombie with a monotonous routine."
"I can't remember ever being comfortable in my own skin."
“When I saw how others reacted, I felt that I didn’t deserve any help.”
“That’s when he started strangling me.”
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“Are they going to be okay?” “I am going to do everything I can.”
"Death, when it looms, fosters unprecedented transformations. It also breeds love and quick absolution."
“I loved her, regardless of her gender.”
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"I was told I would be lucky if I went to a small school, had one friend and held a minimum-wage job in adulthood."