The Bad Influence
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The Bad Influence

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Some days it feels like I’m an 80-year-old person trapped in a 36-year-old body.

My body is riddled with stories, pain, trauma, victories, losses, anxiety, depression, chemical imbalances, a hijacked amygdala, and slivers of hope that are lodged so deeply internally that I only ever remember them when they conjure up memories of the hope that has been lost.

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We’re a Bad Influence because we INCITE change through inclusion, thought and creativity. We imagine a world where people can think critically, express themselves, and thumb their nose at the status quo, together.

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GrayMatter

Therapist/Client | Social Justice | Activism | Mental Health | Self-Discovery | Poetry | Editor of Authentic Diamonds.

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