[female, age 17, began to SI at age 12/13]
By Draco Malfoy,
2 college friends said I was a freak, another tried to get me to a doctor, but I refused and I don’t see him now. Parents won’t mention it, sister occasionally ask questions, but usually discussed as questions about Richey Edwards (SI‘ing rock star), penfriends seemed relieved when they found out I did it too, we’re not alone. When my friends said I was a freak, I cut the word *freak* into my arm (1 year ago, still have the scars).
Person [female, age 17, began to SI at age 12/13]