There is a person I know online who seems to be going through a lot of shit right now, and I’m feeling very frustrated and helpless for some reason. I don’t know her all that well yet. We’ve talked no more than a handful of times, and for the longest time she was one of the users I was most afraid of persecuting me for being a male on the Bad Girl Swirl. She is, however, very important to someone else who I’ve grown very close to in the last few months, and as a result I see her hurting and I want to help.
But I don’t know how.
I’ve thought about sending her an e-mail and expressing my desire to help her, but I’m not sure if that would be well received. You see, as I said above, I do not know her, really, and I’m not sure how she would react to a relative stranger offering her solace. Some people are open to that, and some are creeped out. I could post a comment on her live journal about the situation, but the comments there already seem to be the beginnings of some drama, and I don’t want to involve myself in drama that is really none of my business.
So, basically, I’m going to post my thoughts here on my journal, and hope she reads them and deciphers who I am talking about. I hope she understands that if there is anything I can do, from offering an ear or advice from a third party, I’m there for her. At the very least, I hope she knows that I think she’s a really nifty person, and I hope that she can get through what it is that is vexing her at the moment.
Hrm…was that obscure enough?