A Week of Suicide(s) follows the non-fictional accounts of Josh. A college student grappling with his sexual assault, gender identity, and mental health. The diaries are written in a poetic narrative structure giving an unfiltered insight into an individual coming into his own strengths and facing his own demons, and at times succumbing to them. Heartbreakingly honest and unflinching in its portrayal of the effects sexual assault can have on the human psyche and Josh as a nonfictional character serves as the backdrop for current events as well as serving as a queer voice that is hardly represented in such a unique, heartbreaking, honest, and uplifting way. The narrative then segues into poetic insights on what it means to live your personal truths and the costs that comes with that. The costs I’m alluding to are personal friendships, relationships with family, and at times shunning one’s own spirituality. This is a story of loss, forgiveness, and at time apathy. The poetic nature of the pieces is helped by the fact that at times they seem to be in no real chronological order which gives the reader an insight into the haphazard nature of personal growth and that sometimes to come full circle isn’t so much a feeling as it is a tiny facet of success in life. The pieces are written to be interpreted as both introspective and a social commentary on our character’s surroundings as he navigates his situations in his own unique way. The lovely fact of this story is that its both its own contained personal admission while at the same time remaining accessible to many readers searching for solace in understanding much like Josh is as he writes.