Friday, 13 November 2009


I completely forgot about it until Angel asked me if I'd written 'love' on my arm, and Emily had it written all over her arms!
If you're interested, this is what I did last year: [link]. Nothing big.

I'm not quite sure how I feel about To Write Love On Her Arms. They seem to do a lot of touring, giving conferences or something. And they sell the shirts, which is kind of another problem I have, but it's to support the organization, I guess... Just, I'm not quite sure what it is they do? To help others? Ah, well, I do think it's great what they do, if nothing else they're letting people know that they're not alone, and encouraging them to get help. (Is that their goal?)

Emily's different Emily, a girl from church birthday party is tomorrow, I hope this will be fun. :D


Rachel Poole said...

This is the story of TWLOHA. I know it's long, but read all the way to the bottom! It's a great story and a wonderful mission. I get what you mean about them selling t-shirts, and how popular it's become. But don't let that disuade you-- they first started selling t-shirts to save money for a friend's treatment in a self-harm clinic. Sometimes things become mainstream and cliche, but I think that this really has merit.

My favorite part of the TWLOHA story is this: "We are only asked to love, to offer hope to the many hopeless. We don't get to choose all the endings, but we are asked to play the rescuers. We won't solve all mysteries and our hearts will certainly break in such a vulnerable life, but it is the best way. We were made to be lovers bold in broken places, pouring ourselves out again and again until we're called home."

Read and enjoy. :)

Ghostie said...

Thank you, Rachel. :)
I've skimmed through the story before, but I'll give it another look.
And they do continue to give people hope (I believe), so that is a wonderful thing.

(The MTV award thing does bother me a bit, though...)

Rachel Poole said...

I agree, it seems they're making a really big deal out of the award. Even though what he's doing is great, I think it wasn't just the founder's doing. It's kind of a love movement, and I think that the survivors of self-harm deserve more recognition than the founder of their organization.

Ghostie said...