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Self Mutilation

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I was alone, forgotten, in my cinder block room.

 

I was angry and alone and since the tears no longer came, the razor blade took over. 

 

Most people think that when little girls cut up their bodies, it is a cry for attention.  When I was 16, I didn’t even know there was a name for this or that other children even thought of it but us “cutters” are looking for anything but attention.  We want to be left alone and we want to know how it feels to hurt because we spend so much of our lives fighting feelings.  I can honestly say that I didn’t think of much when I was cutting up my legs.  I wasn’t feeling sorry for myself at that particular time or upset, there was just something inside that told me to do it and told me I would feel good afterwards and I always did.  Something about watching the blood trickle down my legs and the wet soreness of the wounds made me feel good. 

 

I was controlling my pain. 

 

Written by Tiffany Sams

September 25, 2008 at 3:48 pm