Day 14: Self Harm
Poorly drawn flowers and mushrooms growing out of Licha’s cuts as they heal
"Using my own hand as a base material, I considered it a canvas upon which I stitched into the top layer of skin using thread to create the appearance of an incredibly work worn hand. By using the technique of embroidery, traditionally employed to represent femininity and applying it to the expression of it’s opposite, I hope to challenge the pre-conceived notion that ‘women’s work’ is light and easy. Aiming to represent the effects of hard work arising from employment in low paid ancillary jobs such as cleaning, caring, and catering, all traditionally considered to be ‘women’s work’"
A woman’s work is never done
trigger warning: someone embroidered their fucking hand
this is how I learned to stop doing it, people should reblog this.
this is actually important
Hey look self harm advice that acknowledges that there’s more than two reasons that people do it
This is gnarly.
For the past four and a half months, I have had my address out on the internet as an invitation for anyone to send me their blades so they can take a step forward towards getting better.
In those four and a half months, I have received these:
- 71 blades
- 4 bobby pins
- 3 paper clips
- 2 safety pins
- 1 needle
- 1 letter opener
- 1 lighter
I can’t really say much in response to this, because honestly I don’t think there are words to describe how proud and how humbled I am.
These people are fighters, and the day they sent those away, it was another step towards winning the war.
Bless you all…Thank you for trusting me <3
NOTE: If you would like to send in your tools, I will accept them and I will attach them to cards and keep them safe just like the ones pictured above. You can send anything you want to:
PO Box 1211
Burnsville, MN 55337
Oh my god. Amazing.
I think this just confirms that all “Beliebers” are fucking a class psychotic. They started the trend #cutforbieber because of Justin Bieber smoking weed. WHO DOESN’T WHEN THEY’RE 18 YEARS OLD.
I am so appalled. This pushed the limits for me. I don’t even know what to say to these people anymore.
I’m so fucking mad i checked twitter and it’s an actual thing
Googled it; It’s a particularly awful trick pulled by 4chan to try and lure actual bieber fans into self harming.
Be in peace again.
IT PISSES ME OFF WHEN PEOPLE ARE NASTY TO PEOPLE FOR SELF HARMING
THAT PERSON IS SAD ENOUGH TO PHYSICALLY HARM THEMSELVES
WHY THE FUCK WOULD YOU SAY SOMETHING TO UPSET THEM EVEN MORE KNOWING THAT
THAT IS WHY THEY DO IT
FUCKING HORRIBLE IDIOTS
when the only way to “keep” a person from self-harming or attempting suicide is agreeing with them 100% on absolutely every topic, and never contradicting them
just because they are directing their violence at their own body in an attempt to manipulate you rather than directing their violence at your body in an attempt to manipulate you doesn’t make it any less manipulative.
If any disagreement is framed as “betrayal”, ever conflict is framed as a crisis, every boundary you draw is framed as a dismissal of their feelings, and their primary reaction to those things is to hurt themselves or attempt suicide, then: 1. they need professional help, and 2. you need to get away from them.
this also goes for cases where you can never tell if they’re going to be fine with you disagreeing with them, or they’re going to react by hurting themselves.
I feel like lately, in multiple contexts, I’ve heard “well [x,y,z] is having a hard time/is fragile/is unstable/etc so you just have to be really careful around them” used as an excuse for manipulative, abusive behavior and honestly, no. You should not have to tiptoe around someone like they are a minefield and any misstep could cause an unpredictable and violent reaction. THAT IS NOT OKAY no matter how fragile someone is (especially because people who do this are almost never as fragile as they act).