Anha

Australia

ms. eldritch horror

"people often reveal their true colours when they are held accountable for their actions; there are those who want to make amends and improve their behaviour and those who don't."
- amalia costa (wtw alum)

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just reminding y'all posting weird political propaganda: i'm sapphic, i'm pro-choice and anti-gun. so basically everything you conservatives hate :)))

psa - this is meant to be a safe space (in reference to george floyd)

June 8, 2020

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i couldn't help but notice the amount of poetry and pieces dedicated to current affairs in america right now. while i think that everyone is entitled to outrage and wants to talk about it, PLEASE PUT A TRIGGER WARNING IN YOUR TITLES. and if possible, put some filler at the top of your pieces telling people who see the preview on the dashboard what potentially distressing images your pieces may contain. believe it or not, people's mental health is affected by what you write.

for a lot of us, this website is a means of getting away from the real world, to escape for just a little bit while fires rage and guns are fired. please do your best to keep this community as safe as possible, both mentally and emotionally.

not trying to fuel any fires,
anha
i am not calling out any writers in particular, but it is important to me that people aren't turned away from visiting this site during these stressful times because some people don't understand the extent at which these events are affecting others.

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15 Comments
  • Anha

    for more detail on the subject, read this piece by the contrarian:
    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/170800/version/337457


    about 1 year ago
  • babybluelamentations

    tysm, anha. i don’t think people properly understand this, especially people sharing graphic videos, images and stories on social media platforms. trigger warnings for pieces are absolutely necessary. thank you, queen <3


    about 1 year ago
  • joella

    thank you for saying this! definitely gets overlooked.


    about 1 year ago
  • Anha

    the contrarian puts this issue much more eloquently; look at their piece for ways you can help in these troubling times:
    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/170119/version/336253


    about 1 year ago
  • crow_e

    thank you for posting this - as someone who needs trigger warnings sometimes, I cannot stress how important they are and how much the lack of one can affect someone’s mental well-being


    about 1 year ago
  • addy_24

    Very important. Thanks for bringing this topic up.


    about 1 year ago
  • Chloe :) <3

    replying: If I do write I will 100% put a trigger warning and leave a space at the top. I think it is super important and I'm happy you wrote this piece to reming everyone.


    about 1 year ago
  • Halopoet

    Thanks for this. It had to be known


    about 1 year ago
  • Chloe :) <3

    Super important!


    about 1 year ago
  • mia_:)

    Thanks for this! Totally agree! People have a right to say what they want to say, but a trigger warning would totally be helpful! :D


    about 1 year ago
  • Anne Blackwood

    Thank you so much for your bravery in saying something so important <3


    about 1 year ago
  • elliem

    100% agree with you. Thank you for putting this out there. :)


    about 1 year ago
  • chrysanthemums&ink

    thank you for saying this.


    about 1 year ago
  • Writers of the World

    Completely agreed.


    about 1 year ago
  • poetri

    yes. YES. this is so important and you phrased it beautifully.


    about 1 year ago