I am so glad that you posted this. As a teen, I loved 13 Reasons Why because I was not able to realize its flaws. The TV show, even more so than the book, glorifies suicide. It is so dangerous. I genuinely worry for the people who found solace and relief in this book as a teen, because they may be potentially triggered by the graphic details in the show. It’s inexcusable. Not only that, but there is a blatant lack of identity representation.

Minorities, such a as members of the LGBTQ+ community and/or people of color, people who are othered by their identity, have much higher rates of suicide than cisgender white females. I want to see THEIR stories. Stories that will actually bring about awareness and change, rather than a romanticization or suicide.