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    putting out the "WELCOME" mat - triggery
    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.


    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.
    mandybutterflykiss responded:

    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.


    Life is the school, Love is the lesson.
    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.
    iwanttostop responded:
    thanks, i forget that sometimes. just a note i have heard it is not ok to use the "p" word. :- )
    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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