This picture I took a while ago at the beach in Florida. It was only about two weeks after my parents found out about my self harm and it was a really rough time for me because I had a lot of conflicting emotions and still do sometimes. I put this picture together because of the seashells ‘kissing’ my skin. The earth healing the wounds that people and events and my mind had caused me to feel so much agony that I had to mutilate my own body to feel better. I’m not promoting self harm in anyway, I am almost two months clean now and I feel so so much better. To those who are currently suffering from any form of self harm I want to say this: sometimes you don’t need people to tell you it gets better because most of the time it doesn’t feel like it will but you are stronger than you think. You are brave. You are beautiful. You are strong. You are you and I know you can do this.