I very well understand the pain of mentally torturing oneself. I remember walking down the hallways at school and feeling bad for all the people who had to look at my ugly face. I felt bad for all the people who were forced to talk to me because I thought that I had to be a walking nuisance; surely people can't stand talking to me, and if I had to talk myself, I wouldn't be able to stand it either. Then I found someone to share the burden with.
I don't know if your reason for self-injury is the same as mine used to be, or if you're still alive, or if I misinterpreted your art entirely. But you are beautiful, and are welcome to talk to me anytime. May your story have a happy ending. - Wifey
Hey, I saw this years ago and it still makes me sad to this day. For some reason guys looking sad/depressed really gets to me coz I know there's a lot of pressure (more commonly with guys) to not express emotions and pain and to just "tough it out". So it gets to me in that way and I guess the expression on your (?) face in the image gives me the impression that you are under that pressure. I hope that in the years since you've posted this that things have improved for you. I'm definitely going to bookmark your work, it's deep. Thanks for sharing your talent :)
My name is Gabrielle and I am twenty-eight years old. I began to self-injure at age fifteen -- so nearly thirteen years minus a two year period. This website is one about self-injury (self-harm), made to let self-injurers know that they are not alone and to help their friends and family learn more about self-injury and how it affects their loved one.