“Butterfly” Fiction. Based on a True Metamorphosis.

“She’s changed. You can see it in her eyes, feel it in her touch, hear it in her tone. She’s not the same, and she’s never coming back.”

By K. Azizian


Fiction. Based on a True Metamorphosis.

by Viviany Alicea

This journal entry is inspired by true events. Some of the characters, names, businesses, incidents, and certain locations and events have been fictionalized for dramatic purposes. Any similarity to the name, character or history of any person is entirely coincidental and unintentional.

Trigger Warning: our program often motivates people to discuss their trauma. If you find yourself feeling overwhelmed, please, take a step back to address emotional flashbacks and trauma before continuing to push yourself. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911 or the National Suicide Hotline at (1-800) 273-8255. 


Oh, little caterpillar. 

Ugly and small.

Another insect 

uncared for. 


You go into

your cocoon of safety

where you will

become what you

are supposed to



Shedding your

old skin and

growing wings.




and healing. 


You are ready for flight.


The world is not ready

for you, little caterpillar.


For you are now

a vibrant flutter.


Show yourself.


Spread your wings.


You are ready

for the world. 

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