91.365 "Tell them to remember hope. We have hope." (#190 in explore !)

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    -renee yohee,
    the story and inspiration of to write love on her arms,
    my biggest hero.

    we are only asked to love,
    to offer hope to the many hopeless.
    we don't get to choose all the endings,
    but we are asked to play the rescuers.
    we won't solve all mysteries,
    and our hearts will certainly break in such a vulnerable life,
    but it is the best way.
    we were made to be lovers bold in broken places,
    pouring ourselves out again and again,
    until we're called home.

    the vision is that community and hope and help would replace secrets and silence.

    the vision is people putting down guns and blades and bottles.

    the vision is that we can reduce the suicide rate in America and around the world.

    the vision is that we would learn what it means to love our friends, and that we would love ourselves enough to get the help we need.

    the vision is better endings.

    the vision is the restoration of broken families and broken relationships.

    the vision is people finding life, finding freedom, finding love.

    the vision is graduation, a Super Bowl, a wedding, a child, a sunrise.

    the vision is people becoming incredible parents, people breaking cycles, making change.

    the vision is the possibility that your best days are ahead.

    the vision is the possibility that we're more loved than we'll ever know.

    the vision is hope, and hope is real.

    you are not alone, and this is not the end of your story.

    -jamie tworkowski,
    founder of to write love on her arms.

    to write love on her arms' mission statement,
    for anyone who wants to learn more
    :
    To Write Love on Her Arms is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire and also to invest directly into treatment and recovery.
    www.twloha.com

    Dawn Ashley, emotionxsickness, and 52 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Megan Caros 78 months ago | reply

      amazing quotes.
      amazing organization.
      amazing person :)

      i love this. so much.

    2. TARIQ HAMEED SULEMANI 78 months ago | reply

      lovely portrait , fantastic quotes

      I am admin of this group called Concordians. We would love it for you to share your pictorial moments with us.



      Concordians

    3. Alex Shahmiri 78 months ago | reply

      extremely well done, the emotion is perfect.

    4. SammiSpatz 78 months ago | reply

      Oohb, i love it beeb

    5. the pawee 78 months ago | reply

      Great shot & quotes

    6. Geordie*F1* [deleted] 78 months ago | reply

      amazing, both photo & quotes

    7. [trevor] 78 months ago | reply

      twloha <3

      and the picture is amazing ash, seriously

    8. Bret Konsdorf [deleted] 78 months ago | reply

      feeling it, everything about it.

    9. OhAshleigh 78 months ago | reply

      Great, emotive picture
      & I really love the quotes

    10. beautyysupreme 78 months ago | reply

      this is really amazingg.

    11. emotionxsickness 77 months ago | reply

      recoveryourlife.com

    12. Tetley T 61 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Personal Ad, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    13. youmakemebeautiful [deleted] 59 months ago | reply

      This non profit movement means sososo much to me!
      I was once a cutter at 13....But I found redmeption

    14. Ed Yourdon 12 months ago | reply

      omg. This is amazing. Just amazing. I happened to see this as a "favorite" on someone else's Flickr page, and have wandered over here to look at the photo more closely, I am utterly blown away....

    15. ashley rose, 12 months ago | reply

      Thank you very much Ed! I appreciate that greatly.

    16. Ed Yourdon 12 months ago | reply

      No need to thank me at all -- I am in awe, and am quite happy to sit here at a respectful distance and just admire your work. Whatever you're doing, however you're getting the inspiration to take such photos, please just keep doing it!

    17. ashley rose, 12 months ago | reply

      Thank you for the inspiration then (:

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