Please welcome first-time contributor Logan Pemberton, a man from Eastern Kentucky in the Appalachian Mountains. The area in which he lives is typically a very conservative and religious place, and while he personally has nothing against those who identify as either, he has always felt sort of targeted for not fitting that description. Ever since he was about 11, he has fought clinic depression and some signs of schizophrenia. He attempted suicide four times between the ages of 12 and 19. He describes his current state as ‘living and breathing and trying to survive’.

About this photo: “This photo was taken in my great-grandparents abandoned house before it was demolished. I’d never met either of them, but when I was told that they were going to tear down their home, I had to visit it. I was going through several things at the time and it really helped to feel a sort of nostalgia of something I’ve never actually experienced. It really gave me hope for the future.”


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