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putting out the "WELCOME" mat - triggery
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DOGDANCING_TCOS posted:
Spring is upon us, despite what mother nature is doing.

.*sweeps the front porch*

.*lays out the welcome mat*

If you are just finding us, I want to welcome you here. This isn't a cliche or a closed club or a members only group. This board is here for everyone....and yes that means you.

Be you a self injurer yourself, or a parent,significant other, spouse, friend, sibling of an injurer.

There is no exclusion of type or severity of the injuring.

This place is here for you.

To be heard.

I am Paja. Been living with self inflicted violence for 44 years now. I have not forgotten what it was like to be young and struggling with self injury in a time before it was spoken openly about.

A time when there was no internet and no connection to others.

A time it was not spoken about.

SO I SPEAK ABOUT IT NOW.

I wear short sleeves and show my scars.

I educate when ever I can, one person at a time. I want to change the world for those who come after me. I want the secrecy and the shame of SI to be replaced with understanding and compassion.

Glad you found us. Hope you stay a while and sit on the porch and swing with us in the warm spring breeze.

Peace be the journey
I'm not really a psychopath, I just play one on the internet.
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mandybutterflykiss responded:
Paja,

This was lovely.. Can I have some ice cold lemonaide and join you on the porch?

Thank you for the picture of comfort and peace. It came at a time when it is needed.
Gra'

Bonnie

Life is the school, Love is the lesson.
 
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DOGDANCING_TCOS replied to mandybutterflykiss's response:
glad it helped B. Always room on the porch.
I'm not really a psychopath, I just play one on the internet.
 
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iwanttostop responded:
thanks, i forget that sometimes. just a note i have heard it is not ok to use the "p" word. :- )
 
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prophetess1987 responded:
just had the best feeling of warmth thinking of sitting on the porch with you all. even though brief, was so welcomed. i cannot wait for warmer weather, although it'll be a long time till we get it here. i know it'll come, every year, like clockwork

thanks for sharing the warm and inviting vision Paja. much love.


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