March 1, 2009

Self Injury Awareness Day

March 1.

Self Injury Awareness Day.

Four simple words.

The first two which have played a huge impact on my life.

The third one also important.

Awareness.

Self Injury Awareness.

I wish I knew a better way to let people know about self injury. Few people know about my own self injury. How can I spread awareness without letting others know about my own struggle. *sigh* I wish I knew.




Emmy R.

9 comments:

Megalulz said...

I was reading a book, then I started to do a blog and then I thought of a question!

If you are White, where abouts in Europe are your genes from?

How did the old SIA Day go? Did you where an orange plaster?

Emmy R. said...

I am white and my genes are from Holland...I am 100% Dutch...

I don't know what a "plaster" is but I didn't wear anything orange because I didn't realize the date till like halfway through the day and I don't really own anything orange...I am looking to find some sort of glass beads or something to make my own bracelet or anklet to wear year round...but we will see how that turns out...

Anonymous said...

I asked, "Did you where an orange plaster?" I'm sorry, 'where'? Wear, surely? And I moan about Americans and their mis-spelt American English. FavoUr! ColoUr!

100% Dutch you say? That's ruling. Do you know any Dutch? My Mum used to speak fluent Dutch when she was younger, and her Dutch is still good. In Dutch, I know how to say, "My mother is a blue and white electric toothbrush and she is in the freezer." Isn't that great? I said that to a Dutch girl once, but she thought I was nuts. What would she think if she read my loony blog? My Mum wanted to move to the Netherlands and marry a Dutch guy, but then she met my Dad... Dutch men are tall, marry a Dutch guy. And Dutch people are so funny it's unreal. Will you ever visit your genetic homeland? I think you should. Go to Amsterdam, it's uber pretty.

NOW! As for orange glass beads or an orange bracelet: No! You should get yourself some orange clogs to wear... Maybe a Dutch football shirt. Sorry, Dutch soccer shirt, *spit*spit*

Or some orange Crocs.

Look at these CUTEST CLOGS! Your friends might not guess that you self-harmed if you wore those, but they are pretty ruling.

'Plaster' is the correct English for 'band aid', which I believe is the incorrect term you wretched Yanks choose to use ;D

I am English, Scottish, Irish, and Jewish in decreasing order. The Scottish and Irish comes through, which actually really sucks hard, cos it means I have brown hair but if I grow any sort of beard it is more red than brown. Having brown hair and a reddish beard looks utterly stupid, but I still don't shave cos I'm too lazy. I've had one shave so far this year :D I had my first haircut in eight months on Friday. I can't believe how much I rule.

I'm going to bed.

Emmy R. said...

unfortunately we do quite butcher the english language if you compare it to england english...*sigh*...but people wouldn't understand me if I started talking properly...LOL...anyways...I believe we use band-aid because it is a brand name of a "plaster"...

Some day I do hope to travel to Holland! I would love to view the country and just to see where my heritage came from...

LOL I should get some of those cool shoes..i am not big on the crocs but I would love to have some of the wooden shoes (clompin as I grew up calling them, or clogs as you called them)

But the orange beads were not for pride in my heritage...they were because the colors for self-injury awareness (at least in the US) are orange and white. Orange if you are a current self-injurer, white if you sympathize and orange and white if you are a recovered or recovering self-injurer...

My cousin (who is also 100% dutch) has the same hair not matching beard thing...LOL...his beard is a redish color (which he gets from our grandfather) and his hair is more blonde/brownish...

Anonymous said...

Ha! You said you called them clompin instead of clogs growing up! The little bit of Dutch my Mum taught me means I can excitedly tell you that you used the Dutch word for clogs growing up. Klomp is the Dutch word for clog, and the Dutch pluralise (at least sometimes) by adding -en to the end of words. So clog = klomp, clogs = klompen - just as you said growing up! Cool!

Dutch is a such nice language to listen to, which surprises me since it is so close to German, surely the ugliest language in the whole of Europe xD

Awww, HERE IS A SWEET DUTCH GIRL SINGING A CUTEST CLOG SONG!

It's called 'Een klomp met een zeiltje' which I think translates as 'A clog with a little sail'. zeil = sail, zeiltje = little sail, since the Dutch add -je or -tje to a word to make a diminutive; little clog = klompje.

Well, the translation appears to at least match the video...

Emmy R. said...

yay at least I know a little dutch...LOL...I also used to know a lot of a christmas song..."sinter claus kapunch, hoivis in my scuncha, hoivis in my lasche, danke sinter clause" or someting like that...LOL...translates as "santa claus (something), candy in my stockings, candy in my (shoes?), thank you santa claus" (:

I do love to listen to the dutch language. My grandma and grandpa on my dad's side came from holland when they were in their teens and will sometimes talk to each other in dutch. Also they both have dutch names and also english names. I want to name one of my future children with one of their dutch names (aafke (which she changed to evelyn) and claus (which he changed to clarence))...

that song was cute!

Anonymous said...

Gah, just off to gym, but then thought, "What if she knew that klompen was the Dutch for clogs?" In which case I've given a needless explanation, decidedly the most annoying sort of explanation.

Gah, I think I'll keep my unrequested explanations under wraps from now on =(

Anonymous said...

Oh you are on Blogger now as well, I just saw your new comment which you posted as I was typing out my last one. Anyway, well, I've pieces of metal to lift up and down.

Emmy R. said...

you can give unrequested explanations anytime you want! (: I like to hear what you have to say!