The other night I was Skyping with one of my best friends. She lives in Holland and I live in America, so we don’t get to talk often. I trust her so much, and every time we talk I just feel so loved. She’s amazing.

I was talking to her about cutting, and started telling her about how I sometimes take pictures of my self-harm instead of writing about it, or in addition to writing about it. I don’t normally show people the pictures, but I sent her a few. She had been sharing her screen with me because I’d been watching her draw something, so I saw when she opened the files.

She opened this picture, kept it on the screen for a few seconds, closed it, and opened it again in Photoshop. I watched, confused, thinking it had been an accident.

I watched quietly while she erased every line of blood, every scar, every cut from my body. I started recording the screen without thinking- I needed to be able to watch it again. I knew I would need to feel that sense of… relief. That there was someone in my life who knew the extent of me and could still see through to something beautiful.

I wanted to share this with you because I think it’s important. If you feel anything close to how I felt when I saw this, I’m happy. Because you should know that it’s possible to be loved, underneath the pain and the scars and the blood. We are all beautiful.

You’re beautiful, and above all, you are not alone.

(Reblogged from joeyrichtersbottom)


  1. sorry-im-afuckup reblogged this from rainbows-whiteroses
  2. michelleblahhh reblogged this from xkveezy
  3. indymoo reblogged this from piercetheblackmaydayhorizon
  4. bcole16 reblogged this from ramadanyourkwanzaa
  5. ramadanyourkwanzaa reblogged this from piercetheblackmaydayhorizon
  6. piercetheblackmaydayhorizon reblogged this from chaosincandlelight and added:
  7. pastimewithgoodcompany reblogged this from abbyidek
  8. tashabooty reblogged this from abigatorness
  9. abigatorness reblogged this from pearkvsworld
  10. freshunicornpanties reblogged this from the-majestic-cheese-turtle
  11. eensain reblogged this from tuiteyfruityundead
  12. malevolantly reblogged this from coldswarkids
  13. abbyidek reblogged this from imsolostinthisworldoflies
  14. imsolostinthisworldoflies reblogged this from the-majestic-cheese-turtle and added:
    I’m going to fucking cry
  15. the-majestic-cheese-turtle reblogged this from coldswarkids
  16. erwinsmiiths reblogged this from coldswarkids
  17. coldswarkids reblogged this from the30thattempt
  18. pinkynotthebrain reblogged this from the30thattempt
  19. the30thattempt reblogged this from tuiteyfruityundead
  20. ohmmay reblogged this from skinnylittlefatgirl
  21. resterpabitel reblogged this from skinnylittlefatgirl
  22. annuzzi reblogged this from smellslike-teenfandoms
  23. mason-jars-and-midnight-stars reblogged this from trhopical
  24. paintedredrazoredge reblogged this from folie-a-wentz