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    • Draco Malfoy
      By Draco Malfoy
      J had always felt different. He was certain that eventually everyone would understand who he really was: a boy mistakenly born as a girl. Yet as he grew up, his body began to betray him; eventually J stopped praying to wake up a "real boy" and started covering up his body, keeping himself invisible -- from his parents, from his friends, from the world. But after being deserted by the best friend he thought would always be by his side, J decides that he's done hiding -- it's time to be who he really is. And this time he is determined not to give up, no matter the cost.
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      J's friend, Melissa, is a self-harmer.
    • Draco Malfoy
      By Draco Malfoy
      On the fourth of July, fourteen year old Dellia jammed two fingers down her throat, and threw up the slice of patriotic cake she had eaten. In the red and blue swivels of toilet water Dellia saw the cure to her curves. When Dellia turned fifteen, she found relief in the stream of blood that streamed down her skin after she slit her wrist for the first time. Now at sixteen, Dellia refuses to eat, and she will punch anyone in the face if they pry into her business. Unattractive, ravenous, and rude, Dellia has managed to turn herself into any story’s antagonist. Despite all this, Dellia Sanchez finds herself in the starring role of her own romantic comedy when she develops her first real crush. In one unfortunate moment of weakness, Dellia’s teenage tragedy morphs into the cheesy fantasy she had always feared. 
    • Draco Malfoy
      By Draco Malfoy
      In many ways, Kristen Elliott is a normal, seventeen-year-old girl. Kristen loves her family. She works hard academically, and tries to please her mother. She takes on the additional responsibility of caring for her twin siblings, Nick and Alison. She idealizes her best friend, Lexus, who not only seems to lead the perfect life, but also catches the attention of John, the boy Kristen secretly loves. However, as is the case with many teenagers, Kristen feels frustrated, isolated, and confused.
      In other ways, Kristen is not like other kids her age. She knows something is wrong with her. Kristen feels like an utter failure. She is unable to please her abrasive mother, and scared to confront Jack, her abusive stepfather. She is also unable to protect Nick from Jack, making her fell all the more helpless. Adding to her problems, she knows she will never be as beautiful as her best friend Lexus. Kristen finds solace in self-injury, and the company of Mr. Sharp, her imaginary friend who encourages her feelings of self-loathing.
      After a failed suicide attempt, Kristen is placed in the Bent Creek mental hospital, where she is diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. While in the hospital, she meets a group of peers suffering with their own mental illnesses, and a compassionate staff of doctors and counselors. From there, Kristen begins her journey to survival. She discovers the circumstances that brought her to this breaking point, struggles to understand her mental illness, and fights to be a survivor against her own worst enemy: her self-blame.
      Kristen’s tale of endurance illustrates the complex illness of Borderline Personality Disorder. Readers – including those suffering from BPD and their friends and family – can glean insight into the illness from Kristen’s humanity. Her story is an example of how, if we try to push the past away, we are either doomed to repeat it or let it haunt us to our graves.
    • Draco Malfoy
      By Draco Malfoy
      After she’s caught in the school bathroom cutting herself with the blade from a pencil sharpener, fifteen-year-old Kenna is put under mandatory psychiatric watch. She has seventy-two hours to face her addiction, deal with rejection, and find a shred of hope.
    • Draco Malfoy
      By Draco Malfoy
      Blood transforms the warm bath water
      and, in it, I see weakly
      that this was a mistake.
      The razor’s cut is not deep, nevertheless
      the blood rushes out happily in the warm
      water as if kin to it, the same
      tender substance.
      Rising
      a new person
      transformed with an icy
      sense of error
      I go to the sink and turn on cold water
      which is not friendly to blood.
      The cut is deeper than imagined.

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