Having an eating disorder, and being pregnant.
Is the hardest thing i’ve ever had to deal with in my entire life…
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
This may be one of the most powerful pictures I have ever seen… one of them has my name on it, and it chills me.
Just another day at the office….
But this is what the world looks like to women. It looks like a series of potential assaults and split second decisions that could mean the difference between getting home safely and not. Women don’t need to be told these things - they understand them to be a) the reality of a culture that not only refuses to do anything tangible to combat sexual assault but b) also assumes women are just really, really stupid while c) siphoning all responsibility away from the people actually in a position to make a difference.
‘Rejecting the Concern Troll’ DailyLife (1/11/12)
Clem is the best, even if you’re not Australian i recommend checking out DailyLife on smh.com.au they’ve got some really good feminist writers. sometimes they have total bollocks but Clementine Ford and Clem Bastow are total gems.
Hit, fuck, shot,cut, purge.
The war in my head will eventually end.