She has known such great pain; haunted dreams as a child, the near-constant presence of evil ever since. She has felt the touch of awful naked men, battled depression and addiction, and attempted suicide. Her arms remember razor blades, fifty scars that speak of self-inflicted wounds. Six hours after I meet her, she is feeling trapped, two groups of "friends" offering opposite ideas. Everyone is asleep. The sun is rising. She drinks long from a bottle of liquor, takes a razor blade from the table and locks herself in the bathroom. She cuts herself, using the blade to write "FUCK UP" large across her left forearm...
an organization that has saved my life;
also known as TWLOHA, which is an abbreviation
gril two: to write love on her arms.
girl one: what's that?
girl two: an amazing organization that's dedicated to people who are "troubled"
the organizations biggest accomplishment appears to be its clothing collection, most notably its t-shirts. their slogan is "love is the movement" and appears on most of their clothing items.
these t shirts are primarily worn by fans of the emo pop bands that act as musical billboards for the organization, such as paramore and the academy is... and can be seen at nearly every concert/show of the genre. the organization goes hand in hand with the exploding evangelical emo sub sub genre (bands like underoath...and half of the 2007 vans warped tour line up).
girl1: ooooh! thats a cute shirt, what does it say?
girl2: love is the movement.
girl1: ohhh thats CUTE!
girl2: not really, its the slogan this lame organization thing called to write love on her arms that does basically nothing for the cause it was created to battle and once again just calls more attention to self harm and depression and the obsession the current emo genre has with it.
girl2: yea, its a shame too, cause their shirts would be totally awesome if it wasnt so played out.