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Cutting Ties

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Jenna Handal is a third-year biology major in the Farquhar Honors College at NSU. She is an aspiring physician who is passionate about both the sciences and the arts. She spends her free time writing poetry and piano compositions, and taking photos.

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"'Cutting Ties' is about escaping the feelings of comfort and security cultivated in an unhealthy situation. Being held captive by this dark place, some grow accustomed to the suffering and prefer to stay 'in the woods.' The challenge is finding the voice and the means in oneself to fight the battle for mental freedom."



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