My safety plan - to identify my warning signs, phone numbers, coping skills, and what could is lead to if I’m not careful
5 letters I wrote to myself - for when you want to; give up on recovery, feel upset/down, feel lost/needed to remember who you are, want to kill yourself, feel like you don’t fit in/aren’t accepted
Handwritten letter from CNR - when they accepted me as a nursing student & made me feel really proud & wanted
Hummingbird stickers - hummingbirds have always been a big part of my recovery because it’s been said that they float free of time, carrying our hopes for love, joy and celebration; read more about that here
Body spray - it smells amazing and helps my senses ground me
Forever Ring - it was given to me by a friend I met in treatment who died of because of her E.D.
Lady Grey & Peppermint Tea - I love them both and drinking them calms me down & grounds me
Notebook & Pen - A journal where I can write & vent
Pictures - reminds me of the people I love
Panda plushie - given to me by my boyfriend; something I can cuddle with
Nail Polish - something to pamper myself
Ball - to throw, abuse, and to keep my hands busy and distracts
Photographer Gillian Laub's portraits of punk rocker Laura Jane Grace, her wife Heather, and their daughter Evelyn. These photos and the accompanying Cosmo article marked one year since Grace began her transition.