I'm new here. I am from Cleveland, Ohio and I love to write. I got into writing when I was in about sixth grade. My mom was an alcoholic and I couldn't take it anymore. I began to write my feelings but even that couldn't take me away from the pain. At eleven years old I began to cut. I was still writing but it became very little. By age sixteen my mom lost custody of us and I stopped writing all together and began to drink and do drugs. It wasn't till I almost died of an overdose that I realized what I was doing wans't making anything better; but only making it worse. I am now 18 and ready to get back into writing full time now, and even making it a career. My stuff is dark, and sometimes even depressing, but I want the kids that are going through what I went through, to know that they are not alone, and there is an easy outlet. Thanks for letting me tell my story.