Suicide and the Internet, The Huffington Post


The truth. No one deserves to die for living the best they can and feeling so bitterly alone. It breaks my heart to know that there is still such disconnect between older and younger users of the Internet. The struggle to end your life based on feeling so permanently alone is very real for so many of us, and not everyone survives it. Please let Leelah’s death not be in vain. This is reality.

Please, instead of supervision, people deserve to speak for themselves and be listened to. The attitude of ignoring harsh realities due to ease and fear is the enemy here, not any one group of people. Each person can contribute to being someone others can call upon to be present and care. Apart from that, censorship only wounds.


Published by


I am a second-grade teacher and pastor-to-be who loves people. I spend my weekends with friends or wandering the museums of DC alone and with a journal, trying to put words on the places of the soul that still feel wordless. I spent most of my days at school trying to learn patience through my students and running on sheer nerdy passion. I follow Jesus Christ, and savor that as my most important identity--that I am a child of God, as are infinite others, regardless of their other identities. Christ is my one thing.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s