A Bewildered Child Left Behind


I felt unsure what to call this sketch. It depicts me as a child feeling abandoned, bewildered, alone and full of shame. The first adult is my ex-manager who made me redundant. I’m no longer wanted at my old job and I’m expected to be able to go out and get another job on my own. The second adult is a friend I met at a mental health drop-in. She befriended me, messaged me frequently and has now pulled away, leaving me alone again. I’m supposed to be able to go out and make friends myself. The third adult is my therapist. She’s decided not to reduce fees for me as a long term unemployed person. She suggested we meet less often instead. Her world appears near perfect from the outside. I feel full of shame for how I am. I feel others are exiting my life leaving me alone and stuck. I refuse to embrace adulthood because it’s too frightening.

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