Charlie

I don’t like defining myself. I just am.
—Britney Spears

Charlie is a thirty-three year-old gay guy suffering from depression in Managua, Nicaragua. He is average looking, underweight, and 5’5” tall. Still a fragile child at heart, and a spoiled brat to those around. He never grew up, and his body has been the same since he was 17. He does not play well with other kids…er…adults. In any crowded room he will always feel alone. A couple of years of psychotherapy and anti-depressants helped him survive turbulent times amid the transition from teenager to adulthood, but he soon learned depression was forever. “It’s just who you are,” Marina & The Diamonds declares in Buy The Stars. He took the decision to not fight depression, but to accept it instead. Charlie never tells anyone what he feels, so he writes. Writing clears his mind and satisfies his creative needs, for he no longer works in a creative industry, as he once did. Writing helps. (August 26, 2o18)

I don’t want to see your bodies on Instagram. I want to see what’s in here (heart). I’m not trying to get validation. Nor do I need it anymore… If you are broken, you do not have to stay broken.
—Selena Gomez