**CAUTION: GRAPHIC** I'm writing a poem on teen self-harm, mental abuse, and suicide to enter into a nationwide contest to receive a chance to speak in front of the "Teens Against Self-Harm" expo. Let me know what you think: 1 became 2, then 2 to 4. 1 cut every time my heart fell to the floor. 4 became 5, then 5 to 8. 1 cut every time I've experienced self-hate. 8 became 9, then 9 to 11. 1 cut every time I wish I was in Heaven. 11 became 12, then 12 to 16. 1 cut every time they were ever mean. 16 became 17, then 17 to 21. 1 last cut before my life was done. 1 cut, 2 cut, 3 cut, 4. Loss of blood, my mind began to flood, as my life went on no more. Self-Harm is like a drug to some, addictive and sweet. To feel something, to be cut, to be beat. The mentality of some to harm others is one of a kind, it's never easy to say what's on your mind. To hurt another for satisfaction is of no use, all you cause is mental abuse. Suicide is one you never forget, when you push someone's limits, their destination is set. There are about 4,400 suicides per year, is that what you bullies want to hear? Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words cut me like blades. Lying there, lifeless stare, until my life fades. 1 cut, 2 cut, 3 cut, 4. We need to stop this, we need to do more.
“El entrenamiento musical es un instrumento más potente que cualquier otro porque el ritmo y la harmonía encuentran su camino en los más profundo del alma”. -Platón- "Musical training is a more potent instrument than any other, because rhythm and harmony find their way into the depths of the soul". XD
Went to watch my sister coach the Word of God Academy girls tonight, and had the absolutely spectacular surprise of seeing Mr. Hearron! 😊 Before I switched to Calvary Academy my entire junior high and high school life was one filled with dread. I was constantly bullied every single day. The administration turned a deaf ear to me. I pleaded with my mom daily and cried weekly begging not to go to school. It was misery. Then my senior year Calvary academy opened it's doors to all highschool grades - my whole life changed. Calvary was a dream, it gave me senior year that was beyond anything I had imagined school could be. I wanted to go to school. I loved learning again. In the 1 year I was at Calvary I was bullied 1 time - and the same day I let Mr. Hearron know he put his words into action and had my back, and never made me feel alone. Just like he did every student. It never happened again. Not once after that day. Because of him and the administration and staff I was able to enjoy my senior year, fall in love with learning again and make life long friendships. Thank you Mr. Hearron for making CBA a home and not a prison for students. I cannot wait for the great things to come as Word of God Academy grows and the students are protected , educated and loved on by you and your staff.
My is not military related, so people think its somehow different. Its not.We are in combat mode too, but we were never given weaponry to protect ourselves. and of yourself it is
means something completely different here for me. It's about crushing the existing male privilege in today's . Seeing on the cover of gives me hope that these issues are finally coming into mainstream media. Emma was raped on Columbia campus in her own dorm room. Since then she has vowed to carry her mattress around campus until her rapist is expelled: "The mattress, as a burden, because of what has happened there, that has turned my own relationship with my bed into something fraught."
Get ready! launches tomorrow. You'll have a better understanding as to why my brothers and I through our personal stories discussing how we've been directly or indirectly affected by HIV. I'll be sharing more information on how you can share you story later this week.