I know there are so many worse things happening in this world.
I know that I could be sick, starving, or homeless.
I know people are dying for their race and fighting for their religion.
I know that my life could be worse.
But right now, this is my destruction.
I’m facing my own battles but I’m trying to be my own hero.
I survived this day and that is my accomplishment.
You have no right to make me feel any less.
things are just really bad right now
Do not ground your child because you caught them putting a cigarette flame to their wrist.
Do not discipline your child because they have cuts on their thighs.
Do not threaten to put your child in a mental institution because their only escape is self-harm.
Do not teach your children that if they open up to you about the scars on their bodies, the only thing they will get in return is punishment.