To Write Love On Her Arms is a non profit innovative that I have been following for quite sometime now. The organization is dedicated to bringing hope to those struggling with depression, addiction, self-harm, and suicide. TWLOHA, for short, exists to help, encourage, inform, inspire, and also invest directly into the treatment and recovery of all people struggling with mental health.
Founder, Jamie Tworkowski, didn't initially start out trying to create this influential and powerful organization. At first Jamie just sought to help out a friend. Jamie met Renee Yohe, a women struggling with addiction, depression, self-harm, and suicidal thoughts. Jamie began selling t-shirts to help cover the cost of her treatment. The original story about the five days he spent with her before she entered a treatment center was posted first on Myspace. The name of the story was “To Write Love On Her Arms.” If you wish to read the original story, click this link.
With the release of my debut poetry book, Prison or Passion, I was able to get in contact with Becky Ebert. Becky is the Editor for TWLOHA and after sending over my book, I was offered an opportunity to share some of my work and story on their platform. I have read some inspiring stories that have helped me through the darkest days. To give you some insight into the pieces they share and what I will be writing I'll link one of my favorite pieces. “Keep Going” by Jude Smith.
I'll keep you all posted on the release of my TWLOHA article. Also, if you want to purchase and read my poetry book about my journey for yourself click away.