I have known about To Write Love On Her Arms probably since my freshman year of college. So I guess around mid-2006. I was fiercely in love with the idea of this organization from the start. Bought the t-shirt. Literally. Bought several more since then.
In 2009, my good friend Nathan attended a TWLOHA conference, where it was announced that TWLOHA wanted to start University Chapters. Nathan wanted in. So he contacted some of us on campus, got the official paperwork together, tracked us down a kick-butt faculty advisor, and called the first meeting of TWLOHA-USA in the summer of 2009 - just before his and my senior year of college began.
Since then, I have been involved in the group. I still attend the weekly meetings every chance I get. My husband Matt is the treasurer. My best friend Lisa is the current president. I love these guys. We really are a community.
This semester, we are doing a project based on Wreck This Journal that we're calling Revolutions, "because revolutions mean changing the norms." Each week we get a journal prompt in the meetings. The first week we were asked to write about community. This past week we were asked to take one of the TWLOHA values and write about that.
I picked courage, because without that, you'll never make it to the rest of them. I just wanted to make an entry about this because I realized that I'd never mentioned TWLOHA before in my blog, and I'm really excited about this journal project.