Not easily offended

I received a very strange message from someone saying that they didn’t see any burns on my face and accused me lying. It’s true that I don’t have terrible clearly visible scars on my face, because after the accident I plunged my face and body into a cold bath within 2-3 minutes of the explosion. This action saved my skin from severe scarring. My whole face, neck, chest and arms were skinned, leaving me looking like a jacket potato. My skin is paper thin and prone to blistering very easily. Recently I was too close to the oven door and my left cheek instantly blistered as the skin is so delicate.

I need to tell you that I am not easily offended and I am never upset by anything anyone writes about me or to me.

I am sent photos of dead or dying animals by people who obviously hate vegans and spend their time sending these images hoping for a response. I spent a very long time researching the meat and dairy industry. I’ve seen the worst film and images inside slaughter houses and seen first hand wet markets in Asia. I have seen it all. It’s why I’m vegan. Their message is pointless.

These people have nothing better to do. It’s a pity they don’t put their efforts into something positive. It takes a lot to wipe the smile off my face.

That doesn’t mean I don’t get stressed. Everyone is stressed at some point, the only difference is each person’s ability to manage the stress and the level that they can deal with. If you are struggling seek professional help or speak to a trusted friend or relative. Suffering in silence is not the solution. There is always hope and recovery is possible.

Mental health is so important. Take care of yourself, mind, body and soul.

Lipstick @thrivecausemetics ‘Chihiro’