I am interested in taking part in your 'Scars and Memory' project, having seen a sign about it on a coffee shop noticeboard in Honor Oak Park. Initially wary in case this was really just an invitation to feed someone's kinky obsession - sorry! - I checked out your website and quickly realised that your work has depth and soul and this was a genuine artistic project.
The scars I could contribute to your project run down the outside of my left forearm; there are about thirty of them in all, mostly around two or three centimetres long. They are the legacy of a troubled adolescence, when I had an eating disorder for several years and used to cut myself with a pen-knife as a way of dealing with unbearable feelings. Although this all happened decades ago, the scars remain and affect my life to this day (causing me to wear long sleeves even in hot weather or risk having to explain things I might not wish to explain; causing me to awkwardly proffer my right arm for blood tests because if medics see my left arm they write me off as a neurotic self-harmer and treat me differently; and so on). But recently I have been thinking about 'reclaiming' my arm in some way, which is probably why I was drawn to your advert.