what is this place? is it a writing community? an art movement? a form of group therapy? what’s up with all the dolls and angels and witches? they can’t really believe any of this can they?
What is Empty Spaces?
Not suitable for human consumption
Content found within Empty Spaces contains many themes which will be upsetting to gentler readers. This is a place of nightmares, where we can openly tell the stories of our most horrific experiences and the dark pits of desire they created within us. The stories and artwork found within often centrally feature topics such as trauma, abuse, body horror, disempowerment, dehumanization, sexual violence, grooming, and other dark themes. Many of them end badly. Remember that not all of us make it.
Viewer discretion advised
This is not a place of honor
It’s the absence of love where it should exist. The absent friend who didn’t survive to make it to the next group photo. The absence of warmth in a greeting, the absence of feeling in the girl who just can’t bring herself to feel anymore, the absence of hope in the boy whose parents beat him until he can’t hold back the tears. It’s the smile that doesn’t reach your eyes, the faith in humanity you lost long ago, the trust in your partners you can’t feel anymore. It’s the emptiness within and the emptiness without, the coldness of others and the coldness that will never leave your bones.
No highly esteemed deeds are commemorated here
What is this really all about? It’s about trauma. It’s about suffering and damage. It’s about abuse both systemic and deeply personal. It’s about being used and abandoned. These are stories of queer breaking. It’s about the pain, and what comes after it.
nothing of value is here
We’ve found empowerment in the reclamation of our dehumanization, in the acceptance and celebration of our place as Other. Sure, we’ll never be people, but even so, maybe we can manage to build a home for ourselves here, in the Empty Spaces between.
WARNING: high energy magic
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FACSIMILE HAZARD: ENTITIES IN THE MIRROR ARE LESS HUMAN THAN THEY APPEAR
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