You’re not alone.
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The story of Icon For Hire’s recent struggles and final liberation from their record label is absolutely inspiring. To see a label do what Tooth and Nail did to IFH is heartbreaking (watch this video for the full story). But they refused to give up, even when they thought that’s all they had left to do. I think they definitely came out stronger, and their album, which is releasing one song at a time throughout 2016, is very appropriately named.
You Can’t Kill Us
Icon’s struggle and win is something to look to when you feel like you have nothing left to do but give up. Don’t give up. Don’t give in. The happy may hurt sometimes, but that doesn’t mean you don’t deserve to be happy. It just means you have to find ways to enjoy it differently than other people. You’re not alone. You don’t have to deal with everything on your own. Reach out to a friend, post an anonymous rant on Reddit or Tumblr, visit Teenline (you can call, text, email, or post to a message board), or one of the many resources listed on this Crisis Text Line page. You can even send me a message through my contact form. Don’t let the darkness within your life win.
♥ Be fabulous, you beautiful misfit! ♥