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Editorial note: The following is reprinted with permission from Calamity’s Daughter’s blog, This Way of Being. It was originally published on September 16, 2016.
CW: Attempted Suicide and Religious Abuse
When I left my parent’s home a little over two years ago, I packed my backpack with a few days worth of clothing, my money, and a toothbrush. I lived out of that bag for a few weeks.
I left my mom a quick note, and kissed a few of my siblings good bye. I was scared that if I tried to say good bye to them all, my mom would wake up from her nap and keep me from leaving. So, I left. I saw my siblings only a handful of times after that, and half of those situations involved me picking up my things.
It’s one of my biggest regrets. I wish I had…
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