Creators sometimes justify graphic, troubling scenes with the claim that we need to see to ‘understand.’ Well, do we?
Discussing the slew of concerntrolling editorials about how YA is destroying the world, a radio producer recently asked me if I thought YA acts like a user guide to self-harm and other potentially destructive, harmful, or socially undesirable behaviours. It’s a point that gets brought up a lot in these op-eds, and my response, as […]
Content note: This post contains discussions of suicide, self harm, and depression. I dreamt that I was dreaming/I was wired to a clock/I tinkle by the minute Hey/tick tock tick tick tock I can’t remember the first time that I wanted to kill myself. I know it was a long time ago, longer ago than […]