A few months after this conversation her mom passed away, just two weeks before her sixteenth birthday. What followed was a period full of depression and anger. Looking back, however, she regrets the darkness she felt at that moment. "I wish that I had spoken up sooner," she explains. "Just said something to literally anyone. I can't count the countless hours that I spent alone, simply because I chose to do so, and I didn't have to."
"Now I'll have casual conversations and be like: 'Oh my gosh, my mom and I used to do that all the time!' - So it will be so second nature for me because I'm healing and because I like talking about her. I like sharing."
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