Skittles: My mom died on my birthday last year. I woke up and she was dead. My dad died on mother’s day. *tears*
BW: I’m really sorry. You said you were sober before they died?
Skittles: Yes, I’d been sober since I was 18. I’m 25 now.
BW: When did you start doing drugs?
Skittles: I was 12. My older sister was doing heroin and I sniffed it. Been liking it ever since.
BW: What’s the plan for the future?
Skittles: … Just to wake up.
BW: What do you mean wake up?
Skittles: Just to wake up. The crack isn’t even that good. I don’t do it all the time. I think the prostitution for me is, like, more of an addiction because I feel like somebody loves me. I know I’m not being loved but I’ve already told myself, for that 2 minutes, I’m being loved.
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