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Monsters You Can’t Run From

Pretty Little Lies and ugly little truths

Ghouls and ghosties and monsters, Rumpelstiltskin and the Big Bad Wolf – as children, we learnt to fear fairy tale villains and creatures under the bed.

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Nazi Germany, the Ku Klux Klan, Apartheid South Africa – our History books showed us horrors between pages in black and white.

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Cheats and crooks and killers – a gun goes off in the distance. The morning headlines scream murder.

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The monsters keep changing faces and we spin in circles trying to escape them. But there are monsters that have no faces and to some, these are the ones they fear most because these monsters are completely inescapable, they’re the ones that eat you alive from the inside.

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Depression is painful, scary and can make you feel completely alone. To make matters worse, it’s not something very many people try to understand and it’s not something society is comfortable acknowledging. This is why it’s…

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