My life as a free-spirited and careless college freshman ended before it even started.
Telling people I was going to community college would wipe the smile right off their faces.
"Doing everyday things became impossible."
“She examined me and gave me the news—yes, I had herpes.”
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"I just wanted to be wanted."
"My sexuality is still straight, but I am part of the queer community."
"The next thing I remember is waking up. My underwear was on the floor. I felt dirty all over."
“Now, I’ll take strong over skinny any day.”
"One Friday night... my perception of drinking was changed forever."