You Know Nobody Likes You (or, ‘How To Make A Joke’) by Maggie Haraberr

Maggie Haraberr’s You Know Nobody Likes You (or, ‘How To Make A Joke’) is an instantly relatable journey into the mind of one with identity struggles and poor self worth. Rhyme and form intertwine with the poem’s meaning, creating an extremely strong voice and an instant pick for the issue. Clarity is certainly important when tackling a mental illness, especially one that receives such an astounding amount of stigma as BPD. Poetically, this piece is gorgeous; ebbing and flowing with ease on the reader’s tongue.

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Albina by Lia Marie Talia

‘Albina’ is at once beautiful and sorrowful, brimming with eloquence. This is a story that elicits pure empathy, both for the narrator and for Albina herself, a true feat granted that neither us nor narrator knew Albina intimately. In Lia Marie Talia’s writing, the shadows left by depression and suicide are as tangible as the writing itself.

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