I’m sorry that happened to you and that you ever felt that way, truly am.
My issue isn’t with someone writing about life experiences that pained them or their darkest thoughts. I’m of the belief doing so helps, somehow.
My issue is with The Washington Post looking to make a commodity out people who felt like you did.
And doing it on Medium, rather than The Newspaper they own.
Using a headline to grab people’s attention on a platform where everyday people come to try to get their writing more exposure.
And at no point in time did I congratulate myself for doing what I was taught to do as a child, stand up for what you believe is right.