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Get feedback on my poems

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So I write poems on the pages app on my iPad and I want to put them on the internet to get some feedback for it but I don’t know where to submit it where I can submit it anonymously. I write about some kind of dark topics or topics I don’t want my name written on, like self harm, body-disphoria (not sure how to spell that), ect. Any ideas?


Hello there, and thank you for reaching out with your question!
It takes courage to share your innermost thoughts and feelings, especially when they touch on sensitive topics like self-harm and body dysphoria. First and foremost, we want you to know that you are not alone. Many people struggle with similar feelings, and it’s okay to look for support and guidance.
We understand your desire to share your poems and receive feedback, but it’s essential to prioritise your safety and well-being when online. Since you prefer to remain anonymous, there are a few options you might consider. There are online platforms and forums where you can submit your poetry anonymously. Some websites  have communities dedicated to poetry where you can share your work without revealing your identity. Additionally, there are anonymous blogging platforms where you can create a pseudonymous account and share your poems with a wider audience.
Some websites and platforms have age limits and it would be important that you only register with age appropriate platforms/forums for you. We would encourage you to talk with your parents/cares beforehand, maybe even researching which is best for you. You can find out more about keeping safe online here,
However, It’s important to remember that while sharing your poetry can be therapeutic, it’s essential to prioritise your mental health. If you’re struggling with dark topics like self-harm, it might be beneficial to reach out to a trusted adult, counsellor, or mental health professional for support. You deserve to have someone listen to you without judgment and offer guidance on how to cope with these difficult emotions.
Remember, you are never alone. There are resources available to support you, such as the Childline team. We are here to listen to you, support you, and explore your options with you. You can reach out to us 24 hours a day, every day, either by phone at 1800 66 66 66 or through our Live Chat service at Don’t hesitate to reach out for help if you need it.
Take care of yourself, and know that there are people who care about you and want to help you through this journey,

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