I wrote a precursor to this article (on social media, because that’s where we have all resided. Except you, and you, of course! I think you mentioned once or a thousand times that you’ve never been on social media, oh and of course Reddit/Twitch/X_social_gaming_platform/the comment section somewhere doesn’t count!)

That precursor generated interest that I hadn’t expected. I was hoping to craft something funny and relatable. Instead, it seems that I shared a window into a certain aspect of my broken and nauseating inner world. In my (perhaps flawed) remembrance, there were responses like:

“Get help”

“Is this real?”


Vicki Lea-Alex

Project your assumptions here. I can handle it; I am strong.

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