Jun 17, 14
A few years ago, I was thinking about how some of the superhero t-shirts I wear have their designs reversed whenever I see them in the mirror. So it occured to me that I could do the opposite, make a symbol or a message just for the wearer.
Anyone who’s read Something Terrible knows about my struggles with suicidal thoughts. The pact I had with myself kept me close to that lying precipice. The message on this shirt is what I would say to myself when it felt like I was too much of a problem. Like everyone would be better off without me. Neither of those things were true at all, of course. I definitely needed a change in what people I kept close to me, and deep down, I knew that the reason why my feelings could sometimes paralyze me was because of my clinical levels of empathy, and if I could just turn that back towards making things, doing things that helped others, it wouldn’t be a weakness, but a superpower.
Anyway, I made you a shirt with that mantra. You deserve to live. Anyone who says different is a vampire.