- Do not forget Michael Brown
- Do not forget how the media dehumanized him and tried to justify his murder
- Do not forget how peaceful protests were painted as savage riots
- Do not forget police armed with military grade weapons terrorized and arrested black civilians
- Do not forget Darren Wilson being awarded over $200,000 in fundraiser donations for murdering an unarmed black child
- Do not forget that this system was not built to defend us, but to control us
- Do not forget Ferguson
Well, why do people smoke, cry or drink? It’s a way of coping, it’s an addiction, it’s something they think will help ease their pain or take the edge off. It’s hard to understand if you haven’t been in that position yourself. Self-harm may seem petty or redundant or quite horrific (and it is) but if you really think about it, every single person has their own individualistic way of handling stuff, everyone has different methods of release or coping, even if it’s to go for a walk, exercise, watch Netflix or blog. In the moment, people (specifically those suffering with mental disorders) see the pain or numbness as all-consuming, they see no way out, they’re gasping for breath as they feel all the emotions (or lack off) building behind the surface. They think hurting themselves will afford them a release. And it does, if i’m honest. But not for long. A few minutes, max. Afterwards comes the guilt, the lies, the paranoia, the need to hide it, the overthinking associated with whether it’s going to bleed through clothes, or if someone is going to see it. Then there’s also being limited in what you can wear in order to accommodate for your addiction, and not being able to put yourself in certain situation or have fun at the beach, in summer. Those who haven’t done it themselves will then question, well why do it then if it’s only momentary release? Well like i said, it’s an addiction. You do anything long enough and it becomes a habit, regardless if it causes more harm than good. Sometimes mental illnesses can be so dark and terrifying that people think this is the only way to cope with them, to help. When really, that’s not true in the slightest. Self-harm is something hard to come out of, even if we can see the circumstances. Because every time we’re put in a really difficult situation or our emotions start bubbling up or we feel the pain of the numbness in our chests, our instant thought is to hurt ourselves, we begin to feel the itch, even in the most inconvenient of spots. Idk, just my opinion, i guess. But people do and can come out of it. I’m honestly just so happy whenever someone tells me how long they’ve gone without it because it’s an amazing achievement.
HAVE YOU EVER SEEN A SHAVED RABBIT
Put a hat on it and ask it to bust myths.
a good artist knows where to draw the line
basically my life can be summed up in alternating periods of Linda Belcher’s “Alriiiiight!” and Bob Belcher’s “Oh my god”