It’s been a year, on the 5th February, that Phillip Seymour Hoffman and a friend of mine succumbed to addiction. A reminder of the continuous fight #againststigma
Here is the piece I wrote a year ago, more pertinent with each passing day:
And here is the call to action to join the fight #againststigma. Please join me.
— Emilie Autumn, “The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls”.
Intelligent girls are more depressed
Because they know
What the world is really like
Don’t think for a beat it makes it better
When you sit her down and tell her
Everything’s gonna be all right
She knows in society she either is
A devil or an angel with no in-between
She speaks in the third person
So she can forget that she’s me.”
The real in us is silent; the acquired is talkative.
— Kahlil Gibran, from Sand and Foam (1926). You can read the full text HERE.
Kahlil Gibran: “The Summit” from Sand and Foam, c. 1925, Watercolor and pencil on paper, 11 x 8 1/2 inches, Telfair Museums, Gift of Mary Haskell, 1950.