It’s a myth that white teenage girls are most likely to be cutters. In fact, black teenagers are most at risk, and our community doesn’t know it.
"The most likely group to self-harm is black teenagers, specifically black teenage boys, and they’re getting younger and younger in the doing. Most of them aren’t just using one method of self-injury. They’re burning their skin. Cutting. Pulling their hair. Punching themselves. Banging their heads into walls. The mental health treatment they need is not only undervalued in our community; it’s expensive and inaccessible.”
…Pulling hair or pulling it out? I still do the latter. I’m not as bad as I used to be, but it was a major reason for locing my hair.
Impoverished Black and Brown communities do not exist for white people to enter, stay in for a week or so and then come out as though they’re saints because they hugged little Black and Brown kids. #stopthewhitesaviorcomplex2k14
“I watched you lose interest in someone you said you’d love till the end of time. From that moment on I realized I’d never fully trust the words of a lover’s mouth again.”—Untitledeverything (via untitledeverything)