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These Semicolons Are More Than Just a Fun Idea for a Tattoo

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Founder of the Semicolon Project, Amy Bleuel, passed away March of 2017 but her message will continue on.

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These Semicolons Are More Than Just a Fun Idea for a Tattoo.

The Semicolon Project was founded in 2013 by Amy Bleuel.

In literature, an author uses a semicolon to not end a sentence but to continue on.” -Amy Bleuel

“We see it as you are the author and your life is the sentence. You’re choosing to keep going.”

For many people the semicolon was a sign of hope through mental illness, suicide, self-injury and addiction.

“I got the word warrior because I fight with these thoughts every day, and I survived a suicide attempt. The semicolon is in there because it symbolizes that my story isn’t over. I got it right there on my arm so I can see it clearly every day and remind myself to stay strong.” — Ashley Lake

“This is the tattoo I’m proudest of.” — Kris Lindsey

Amy died March of 2017, but the message of the semicolon continues on.

“It’s humbling to know that a message you started is resonating with people and so many people are choosing to continue their story because of your efforts.” -Amy Bleuel

For anyone struggling right now, please take care of yourself. Please talk to someone.

Text the Crisis Text Line at 741-741.
Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.
Call The Trevor Project at 866-488-7386.
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Originally published: April 1, 2017
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