I haven't cut in a long time, and I don't remember experiencing the urge. It is probably at least 10 years. I don't even think about the scars I have, although at times in public I have noticed some people seeming startled. It doesn't bother me. I also realize that many people have considerably more scars, and more extreme ones.

I think for a while I really needed to. I was lucky enough to eventually find other outlets, one of which is my website.

At times, I wonder to what extent people assume my website is like cutting. For me, though, it's different. It's not just a release, or a way of expressing the internal externally, it's about trying to effect change, in whatever ways I can.

->exile on meme st: a diary