if thats not punk i dont know what is


A lot of people are against the idea of touching on mental illness at all in children’s books, with the idea that we need to protect children from such adult topics. I have some shocking news.

Mentally ill children exist, and they notice the way characters that are “crazy” are treated. They notice their absence, and they notice when the narrative supports locking mentally ill people away for their own good. They notice the lack of role models.