By: Valentina A.
(for the two strangers who became lovers and eventually… my parents) is a poem dedicated to my parents, who are both psychiatrists. From a young age, names of medications and psychiatric disorders became commonplace around my house and have inspired me to pursue a career around mental health. I want to normalize needing help and admire those who are able to help. Writing with slashes reflects a stream of consciousness, paralleling how the human mind functions on a day to day basis.
2nd · High School Writing (2021)