Stubborn Girl. Ah, I love that. I’ve been called that myself (though my Gram always suggested that tenacious was a much nicer word) and so I know I already like her. More importantly though, she writes about important topics that are relevant to new women today. She says it with passion, and she says it well. Here’s a taste…
People are afraid to say that they are not okay, because as a culture, we have placed perfection on a pedestal and everything else below it. For us to say that we are not okay shatters the façade that we have built up and call our “lives.” But what we show people isn’t who we truly are—it’s the cookie cutter version that looks good on paper. We hide our dark sides and pretend that nothing is wrong. But imperfections are what make people beautiful, because imperfections are what make people real. TWLOHA stands by the phrase “It’s okay not to be okay,” and so do I.
She’s a poet, a photographer, and she’s stubborn. That’s why I’m sure she’ll also be a world-changer in the best of ways.
To Write Love on Her Arms is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire, and invest directly into treatment and recovery.