New to this, but have experiences I would like to share and would also like any advice from others.
I have large scars on my leg from top of my thigh to the knee, some very long and wide. On my left arm I have scars on both sides of my arm including my wrist. I have been in this situation for six years. I use to live in small towns where scars were more acceptable so I showed off my arm with ease and didn’t have any issues. I moved to a city a few years ago and have found peoples reactions more of an issue, (i work as cleaner, in bar and am student so arm is exposed a lot now its summer) I hear comments, have been ridiculed and even fired for my scars so I am over cautious. It took me a year to show arm in the bar – although I never ever show my legs even though they are long and slim, people tell me I have a nice figure and I always feel false as they cannot see what is underneath my clothes.Â I would love to be able to show my legs more in public but it is so difficult as I have moved away from self harm and do not what to be categorized as one anymore but unfortunately I always will be. (Although have slipped up in last three to four months with burning my arm with boiling water and cutting my self with a knife when i was drunk) This makes life extra hard for myself, as I am a depressant still. It is a vicious circle I cannot get away from. If anyone knows how I feel then please help.