Can I just … If someone has scars from cutting (or any other type of self harm scars) please DO NOT point them out in a careless way. (i.e. literally pointing at them and saying, ‘what, are you a cutter or something?’ ‘Is that supposed to be a tattoo?’ ‘Looks like you’re really good with knives.’ etc.) It’s highly insensitive. They’re probably really self conscious about wearing short sleeves and the fact that they are is a major groundbreaking thing (or, they might have to due to job circumstances or weather). Why would you even point something out like that? It always makes me feel a little sick to my stomach whenever someone notices my scars and mentions them. It’s not something I want to talk about with you. Especially not when you bring it up like that because you’re already judging me about them. Pointing them out like that makes me feel worse about them, and ends up in a horrible cycle making me want to cut again. It’s why I constantly prefer to wear long sleeves, or I stand with my arms crossed and my hands in odd positions to cover them up. Because, believe it or not, my scars are not a conversation piece for you.