Face Down in the Moment by Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats

This week’s Song of the Week is by MIA Reader Laura Lopez. She says: “This song represents my struggle to find my way out of the blunted dissociated state that has been my existence on mood stabilizers, and the heavy weight of trauma I carry from being robbed of the chance to know myself for decades. I am “following the blind” no more and have finally started to remember what it’s like to feel – something, anything other than pain or apathy.”

-Laura Lopez

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