Next year I am doing this with you! You have to remind me!
How I did it:
I heard about this on Nov. 12 and was so relieved that I didn't miss it! I'm already a part of the street team but the day isn't an official event so there was no word about it from there.
On November 12, I dug out my 30 pack of permanent markers (they come in all colors) and set to work writing 'love' on my arms. I wrote in caps, in lowercase, in cursive, in print...in every color I had. It looked like a rainbow dictionary had puked on me. I didn't finish all of the writing that night because I was afraid it would smear; I finished the next morning during my first period class.
I saw lots of other people doing it and got plenty of encouraging compliments! And I got to explain the organization and its purpose to my group in English class. I've had trouble with self-injury and continue to have trouble with depression and anxiety, so the cause is very personal to me. It felt wonderful to see all those other people supporting the same cause and, in a way, supporting me.
Lessons & tips:
-Sharpies are great for this and don't smear as badly as other writing tools. Beware of their smell, though. You don't want to pass out from the fumes, do you?
-Be ready to explain To Write Love on Her Arms to people who ask. Writing 'love' on your arms isn't just a fashion statement; if you are bold enough to write it on your arms, you should be bold enough to explain why it's there! The point of the day is to encourage discussion on these taboo subjects, so be ready to discuss.
-Take a picture. I forgot to do that so now I just have the memory of my pretty rainbow arms to look back on. I wont forget to take one next year.
-It's hard to write on your writing arm. Friends can make the process go a lot faster.
-support from other participants
-someone to help me write on my right arm ;P
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