Who is Angel Haze?

Her “If You’re Contemplating Suicide” Video

Angel Haze: “I used to be suicidal. I take it that everyone’s been suicidal once or twice in their life, even if you dare to admit it or not. But for me it was a time where I was really bleak mentally, so I would honestly contemplate on trying to kill myself.

“I learned a lot over time. There’s just this relentless amount of strength inside of a person who thinks to kill themselves, who tries to kill themselves, and can not do it for whatever reason. It’s almost like your veins turn tough skin and you can’t cut through them.

 

Somebody wrote me about how they got raped and they were having a baby by the rapist, and their family abandoned them and they were gonna kill themselves. When they heard my poem, they decided that they were gonna raise their baby and they were gonna love it regardless of where it came from. I was like, ‘Woah, that’s amazing.’

 

"So when you find you have a purpose that’s even beyond understanding—because everybody has a purpose, it just depends on what you do with it—you kind of just learned that nothing is a tragic as it seems. No matter how hard it seems, life isn’t over.”

"I actually felt good about [the video]. I don’t read my YouTube comments because I don’t really like to cloud my air with negativity. Most of the messages I got were from my Tumblr, and people would be like, ‘Dude, the poem saved my life. You’ll never get it and I don’t think you ever will.’

"Somebody wrote me about how they got raped and they were having a baby by the rapist, and their family abandoned them and they were gonna kill themselves. When they heard my poem, they decided that they were gonna raise their baby and they were gonna love it regardless of where it came from. I was like, ‘Woah, that’s amazing.’”

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