Shirley Manson Pens Essay On Self Harm

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Garbage's Shirley Manson has penned a new op-ed piece for the The New York Times on self-harm, revealing that she first cut herself while in a toxic relationship.

"I suddenly felt I was part of something much bigger than this stupid situation I had found myself in," she wrote. "To my mind, my life had just immediately become more grand and expansive. The problem of course with any practice of self-harm is that once you choose to indulge in it, you get better, more efficient, at it."

She said that she found herself back in that mindset when Garbage toured their Version 2.0 album. She continued: "I was suffering from extreme "imposter syndrome," constantly measuring myself against my peers, sincerely believing that they had gotten everything right and I had gotten everything so very wrong."

The star finished the piece by sharing Stanley Kunitz's poem, The Layers. "And when I struggle with my sense of self, as I so often do, I summon [it] to mind," she wrote.

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