Shout out to the inspiration for this title: For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf
I want you to know that considering suicide isn’t nearly as rare as many people would lead you to believe.
You’re not weird, you’re not crazy.
People are REALLY uncomfortable talking about this super common thing, which then leads to people feeling ashamed, different, or like a burden for feeling this way.
You’re not being dramatic, you’re not being weak, this thing is real. I swear it.
I want you to promise to read to the end of this post, take a really big breath, and drink a cup of cold water. That’s it.
Okay, let’s go.
I heard a really common phrase last week:
“Every moment when I was almost willing to give up was the biggest pay off.”