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Unapologetic and unafraid: this teen combats the stigma of mental illness
Photography by Danny Fulgencio. When Bailey Powers was 10 years old, her parents struck a deal: They’d give her $100 if she’d stop coughing. Bailey couldn’t control the incessant hacking sounds that escaped from her throat. She repeatedly ran into the bathroom and covered her face in a towel to muffle the noise. Her family and teachers