"It's important to have outlets when going through recovery. Other than my great love of art I also enjoy reading. This was painted while I was reading the 'Wicked' trilogy. Books showing the other side of the story. Offering a different perspective.
It resonated with me because things are very rarely black and white (polarised thinking is a trait of BPD- Borderline Personality Disorder)
The main character was not your typical heroin, having many issues of her own. Trying to find and understand her place in the world.
What she saw as her failings where actually her biggest strengths.
She might not have been like everyone else, but that was what made her brilliant."
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