"When I was about 13, I had my first experience with depression. I think it stemmed from not having any close friends or people I could relate to. I felt like a fish out of water during school. Everything seemed dead inside. I felt hopeless and helpless. I'd never wish these feelings on even my worst enemy."
PHOTOGRAPHY BY ISAAC STERLING
CREATIVE DIRECTION BY LUCIA TRAN
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