Can… Can I just make a request? To everyone?Can we stop glorifying self harm scars? Can we stop making them glamorous? They are not something that should be shown off in a ‘look what I did!’ fashion. They are scars from where someone hurt themselves. I’ve been ashamed of my scars for years. They’re mostly on my thighs, so I’ve always been able to hide them pretty well, but in high school, I gained weight so my stretch marks would cover them, or at least help them blend in. I wore shorts every time I went swimming so my friends didn’t see - my friends, the people who knew about my past, people who loved me no matter what I’d gone through. I hated the scars, but they were part of who I was, they were part of me. So, I hated me. It’s been six years since I’ve cut myself. I’m damn proud of that, despite my every day struggle. But I will never be proud of the marks those dark times left on me. I have to look in the mirror every single day and be reminded to the times I thought bleeding was a better option than feeling. Excuse my French, but fuck that. If that is high fucking fashion to you, I think we need to have a chat. Someone’s every day reminder that they harmed themselves because they felt it was their only choice shouldn’t be something considered “beautiful.” Their victory is the only beautiful thing to come of those scars, so make sure to get it right. The scars are not the beauty, the soul, the conquerer, the person behind those scars… that’s where the beauty lies.
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