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Your Reaction to My Self-Harm Scars Is Not My Responsibility

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My self-harm scars are “hideous.” I’m covered in them. Head to toe. No amount of time, no amount of fading will make them unnoticeable.

That doesn’t mean I hate them. It doesn’t mean I’m embarrassed by them. I am aware that they make other people uncomfortable and there are times, when out of respect for others, I will cover them.

There are other times when I won’t cover them. Whether I choose to cover them or not, I don’t feel that I should have to explain my choice.

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