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Photo taken by contributor Danielle in Massachusetts. Her diagnoses change about as much as her moods do, so her only consistency is feeling inconsistent. She gets severely depressed and anxious, and has been known to take her anger out on herself. She is working on getting to a better place and trying to keep hope.
About this photo: “Much of the time I feel like a pile of trash. Dirty. Messy. Dangerous. Layers upon layers of disorder. I stumbled upon this particular pile behind a luxurious old estate in the Berkshires. I loved how the broken mess sat between luscious green trees that seemed to go on forever. It was made up of only things people wanted to get rid of, but I still found beauty in the mess. I hope others can see beauty in my mess too.“