No one listens. No one listens when I talk. Everyone makes up excuses. Everyone tears me down. NO ONE LISTENS!
I want to scream: I AM ME! I AM ME!!! I AM ME!!!!!! STOP TRYING TO CHANGE ME!!!!! STOP TRYING TO MAKE ME “BETTER” BY YOUR STANDARDS!! I AM ME!!!!!!!!!!!!
I’m not unwell. I am unique. I am not sick. I see the world differently. I do not speak through my illness. I speak in a different voice. I am different. I am me.
I want to scream my truth to power. But I won’t be heard. If I speak, I am shouted down. If I feel, I am told that I am wrong. If I think, my thoughts are corrected.
Pills are to make us all the same. Depression is not an illness. All of the carved smiles are. Sadness is not a defect. All of the fake laughter is.
I am me. I AM ME. I AM ME!!!!!