Everything Is Spiders…
Allie Brosh, the mind behind Hyperbole and a Half, posted a new update yesterday and the internet rejoiced.
The two posts deal with her struggles with depression. Naturally, given the subject matter, the posts aren’t hilarious- but Brosh still manages to inject some humor into the story.
I’m glad she wrote this because depression is incredibly misunderstood and people who don’t live with depression can’t always relate. Mental illness (of any kind) kind of traps you in your own head. It’s hard to come out of it and even harder to explain it to those around you.
That’s why I’m glad Brosh had the courage to speak up. She has a sense of humor, a gift for storytelling, and sick illustration skills. She is able to talk about her experience in a way that is accessible to people who don’t suffer depression and relatable to those that do.
I’m incredibly thankful that she exists.