Showing posts from February, 2020

Today, I saw it.

There are just so many things I want to say, perspectives I want to offer, and so many topics I want to cover. And patience is not exactly a virtue of mine. My old English teacher would definitely frown upon my having started a sentence with an “and.” I have to let go of some of those rules here and not let my perfectionism hinder my creativity and authenticity. That’s a hard thing to unlearn. Anyway, I’d like to mostly make this a “glow space” and keep things light (#punned), but I am also here to increase awareness on the serious issue of child sexual abuse. The world needs to know the lasting effects of childhood trauma into adulthood, and as I continue through my healing journey as a wife and parent, I can think of nothing better than to share some of those experiences with you; whether it be here or through my poetry. A special shout out to my husband who believes in me and bought me a laptop to help chase my dreams. He’s been at my side teaching me how to edit video, use Pho

Why am I here?

In 2018, I decided to take the necessary steps to heal from my childhood trauma. While sharing my story, I discovered there are many, many women out there like me...women who were sexually abused as children and have kept “the secret” for far too long — maybe even their entire lives.  I am on a mission to inspire women to release the shame they have been carrying all these years. It’s not theirs to carry. I want to show women that it’s worth speaking their truths and embarking on the journey to healing. I learned that suppressing bad memories for decades is detrimental to our health. Harboring this secret was manifesting into physical illnesses such as Fibromyalgia, Epstein-Barr virus, anxiety, and depression, to name a few. I am not a doctor, counselor or therapist. I’m the girl next door who has things to say, just hoping the realness of my words will help other women and reaffirm the fact that they are not alone. My hope is that my blog offers comfort and inspiration to women t