Sex & Drugs
Sex, Drugs, & Rock n' Roll. Alluring, no? Shown in the magazines by hot guys and girls, laying down on a red velvet couch with a cigarette dangling from their mouths. But what allured me to this way of life? The idea of escaping the mind through the pleasure of alteration caught me in the middle of how I view these themes now: trauma-informed. Whether non-consensual by the hand of another or the working of my brain, I found myself bruised and abandoned by living in this limbo of freedom and captivity. These things are not inherently bad, but the wrong place, time, and person can create them to exist as a powerful weapon wielded against those who intend to escape. Proceed with caution.