Self Harm (Awareness)



“The skin i’m in isn’t what defines me

It does not make me

The cuts, the marks, the burns, the scratches, mean nothing

And yet everything

I live in a world where I am judged by my skin

Not merely for its color but its texture and clarity as well

You think you know me because you see my skin

You think you know me because you believe my skin

You believe these imperfections show that I am imperfection

I am not

I live in a world where men wish to have my skin

They wish it to the point that they think they own my skin

They do not

I’ve struggled in my skin to become me

The scratches on my surface are not flaws nor blemishes

They are representations of whatI’ve been through

They are representations of the pain I’ve suffered through

But no more

I will love my skin

I will appreciate my skin

Most importantly

Will treat my skin better, because I am worth it”

By: Nathan Croslin (@igeistly)

Model: @lynnichu

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