Ryan Shaver: “A work of art is only good if it arises from necessity, from need. And it can be political need or personal need or, ideally, both. Art should be confrontation. It should shock and scare you.” And Hannah, she was an artist in need. And I think that’s what happened. And she freaked people out. A soul in need needs a way to express it. Silence is never the answer. But when there’s so much going on inside you… society expects us to stay silent. And it’s a dangerous thing when there’s so much going on inside you, but no one to share it with. Hannah needed to reclaim her power.

From 13 Reasons Why – Season 2 Episode 5: ‘The Chalk Machine’ (2×05) | Produced by Netflix