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I wanted to make a safe place for people to come together and share their stories of mental health problems and overall life problems. But then the hate mail started.

Worse than that, I started getting emails from people who wanted to share their stories on my blog, until they read how judgmental people can be. They asked me to take down their own stories and not post their personal struggles because they fear they will be hated on too.

This is a very sad thing for me as that's not what I wanted. I wanted to connect with others. I wanted a safe place where we could tell each other "you're not alone."

But I don't think it's meant to be.

I don't think people understand that my photos, my journals, my blogs... they are just pieces of me. Windows into moments of time that create a life. They are not a whole life. They are pieces. And sue me if the sad stuff is more inspirational to me to write about, to photograph.

But if you know me. If you're on my facebook. If you've talked to me. You'd know. I'm not a damn victim and refuse to ever be one. But even more so, I refuse to let these people turn my friends into fodder. I put myself out there KNOWING that people will hate on me. But my fellow bloggers who tried to reach out, did not ask for the drama.

So I thank those of you who contributed to the blog and I am sorry that you no longer want me to post your stories publicly, but I do hope you know you can still email them to me and I will reply.
I wanted to make a safe place for people to come together and share their stories of mental health problems and overall life problems. But then the hate mail started.

Worse than that, I started getting emails from people who wanted to share their stories on my blog, until they read how judgmental people can be. They asked me to take down their own stories and not post their personal struggles because they fear they will be hated on too.

This is a very sad thing for me as that's not what I wanted. I wanted to connect with others. I wanted a safe place where we could tell each other "you're not alone."

But I don't think it's meant to be.

I don't think people understand that my photos, my journals, my blogs... they are just pieces of me. Windows into moments of time that create a life. They are not a whole life. They are pieces. And sue me if the sad stuff is more inspirational to me to write about, to photograph.

But if you know me. If you're on my facebook. If you've talked to me. You'd know. I'm not a damn victim and refuse to ever be one. But even more so, I refuse to let these people turn my friends into fodder. I put myself out there KNOWING that people will hate on me. But my fellow bloggers who tried to reach out, did not ask for the drama.

So I thank those of you who contributed to the blog and I am sorry that you no longer want me to post your stories publicly, but I do hope you know you can still email them to me and I will reply.

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IgorKlajo Featured By Owner May 29, 2014
:cake: Happy birthday :cake:
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JokerHarley2345 Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Have A Great Happy Birthday!  :-)
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darquiel Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Happy B-Day!
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Roguejoe Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey Kedralynn! Happy Birthday! I've missed seeing your latest photos!
Hope today is a good day for you!
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the-kid36 Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Hobbyist
happy birthday :D
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ThePhoenixKing Featured By Owner May 29, 2014
Hope you're having a fantastic birthday, you deserve it!
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SRaffa Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
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Cinnamoncandy Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday!
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Rodlox Featured By Owner May 29, 2014
I hope your birthday is enjoyable and full of things you like.   all the best to you.
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