This collection of poetry and short stories reveals a young woman’s courageous struggles to overcome mental health challenges and embrace her full potential. The writing explores topics ranging from anorexia and depression to worthiness, hope and young love, with poignant images and searing emotional honesty. Her poetry reveals that Michelle was a passionate person, with strong feelings and opinions regarding the social and cultural issues in the United States today. The author’s drawings and photographs are used to illustrate the book, bringing another dimension to the experience. Michelle gives us a rare glimpse inside of a girl-turning-young woman, with a depth of perception, wisdom and imagery that belies her age.
Author’s royalties from sales of this book will go to mental health non-profit organizations, including American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), and National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA).