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He broke up with me the week before Christmas. I spent the next week holed up in bed, eating éclairs and watching Grey’s Anatomy. If I had been in a better state, I might have noticed I had missed my period.
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She killed herself in 2008, but I think she would have done it a lot sooner, were it not for her unabashed love for me.
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Technically I am “Real Unemployed Stay at Home Girlfriend of Beverly Hills” but whatever.
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Diet, Exercise and Gigolos -- 
8 different companions, 20 dates in 13 months
 98 pounds/42.5 inches/12 dress sizes lost.
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Many incidents of kids and young adults arrested in Lebanon due to their dark dress and musical tastes pop up everywhere. It really is a crackdown on alternative lifestyles which is pretty archaic.
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My dad doesn’t always remember what I tell him, I often find myself repeating things, and yes, one day I may show up and he won’t remember my name.
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I was also scared of what this meant for my worldview. The one structured around a religious dogma that assured me homosexuality was always wrong and gay people needed to be “cured.
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I discovered you could get high off cough syrup by accident. There was an article about these kids who had overdosed on it and ended up in hospital
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We gave each other tips: how to throw up, how to hide our weight from the doctor, how to not pass out, how to stay warm, how to kill the appetite.
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The name of my sleepy little hometown is now a synonym for impossible, unimaginable massacre.
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I’m a human being that deals with mental illness in self-destructive ways, not a bunch of orifices for you to poke because you think my reckless treatment of my body somehow cancels out my autonomy over it.
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Initially the wigs were a last resort for bad hair days, but over time I became dependent on them, it was like a sick addiction that I couldn’t shake.
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What makes the situation doubly painful is that some people refuse to even acknowledge that domestic abuse exists “the other way around.”
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Sometimes I look for new articles or new developments in the case. I scroll through the comments to where people speculate that they were out in the woods, “doing what teenagers do.” As if they got what they deserved. My blood boils.
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It’s more than likely that you know someone who has a BFRB, and you can as an ally. If you see someone with bald spots or picked-over skin, react in kindness and not disgust.
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I have compassion now for the brown-haired girl who spent that night going from frying pan to fire to bigger fire.
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When I was 15, I dropped out of high school. That time is a blur of sadness, of prayers for change, for mercy from a God I thought was punishing me for something I did not understand.
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There was no amount of hard work or strategizing that could end my situation. I just had to go through it like millions of other people who were silently enduring being crushed by nothingness.
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I’m left to wonder: Was sex just a phase for me, like reading Ayn Rand or doing Bikram yoga?
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Peers, take note: If you’re planning to steal over $400 from your friend, know thy privacy settings. When suing my best friend didn’t make her pay me back, tracking her social media and telling her dad got me payment in full.
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People also asked why I stayed. I have many quick answers: I thought I could help him, which is true. I loved him, true. The real answer is way more complex.