Cover Photo: A still from the film 'Girl, Interrupted' featuring the actresses Winona Ryder and Angelina Jolie playing a guitar and a tambourine, respectively
Still from 'Girl, Interrupted'/Columbia Pictures

Finding My Mother—and Me—in the Women of ‘Girl, Interrupted’

Living with mental illness is a constant cycle of wellness and illness, and each recovery is impermanent.

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I worry that if I can’t separate myself from my mother, then I will end up sharing her fate.

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Jen Corrigan's prose  has been published in LitHub, Gay Magazine, Salon, Electric Literature, Bitch Media, and The Rumpus. Visit her at or follow her on Twitter @CorriganWithAC.