Acid corrodes thousands of lives each year. In the brief, excruciating moments of these attacks, lives change forever. I speak with Lakshmi, a survivor, about grace, strength and the process of reclaiming her body.
Sadness can be a lot of things: an identity, an excuse, a lifelong war. It can be the most consistent of friends, the most awful of foes, the oddest life-mate one can possibly have. Here, I try to make sense of what some of the worst years of living with depression can look like.