This journey has taken me from silence and shame to regaining my voice, my strength and my power. I am using this forum to tell my story and help raise awareness and about the horrible things that are too often brushed aside because people feel they are not appropriate topics of conversation. Well, I have come to the realization that the only way to deal with things, the only way to deal with life, is to talk about the "inappropriate topics of conversation." We must speak about them, bring them out of the shadows and shine a huge spotlight on them. Lets talk about it all: the good, the bad and the ugly. Let's talk about the reality of our lives...the good, the bad, the beautiful, the ugly, the simple and the horribly complicated. On this page I will talk about rape, abuse, depression, happiness, love, loss, domestic violence, gun violence, and most importantly, what we can do to bring about change in our lives and the world.
I am on this journey because silence is no longer an option. Being too afraid of what people may think about me is no longer an option. I am on this journey because, most importantly, no one should ever be alone in their fight or journey, scared to speak up and tell their story. We are together in this life and we need to stand up for each other, lift each other up, and be the foundation for each other until we are strong enough to stand up on our own again, paying the kindness forward to one another.
Thank you for joining me on this Journey!