"A happy life consists not in the absence, but in the mastery of hardships." ~Helen Keller
Life after sexual abuse and trauma can be very difficult. My experiences challenged what I believed to be true about who I was and who I was to become. I wasn't able to fully heal until I found the right organizations to guide me through the recovery process. In reaching out for help, I found the courage to write about my experiences.
I am inspired, everyday, to continue to write and speak openly about my story.
By breaking the silence, I am bringing light to the isolating shame of suffering in silence. I hope, by sharing my story, I can help inspire and encourage others to embrace emotional and spiritual healing. When my broken dreams and lost childhood were validated, a sacred space was created for new life experiences. When I changed my thoughts and learned to love myself, I was granted a Universal Key that unlocked my true inner-self and set me free from the darkness of my past. Loving who I AM today changes my adversities into assets so that I can share the spiritual tools of recovery with those who still suffer.
When I connected with others who had already begun their own journey of transformation, I saw how I could re-write my own life story. Together our voices can be heard loud and clear, and our hearts can beat as one. My recovery is based on loving myself so that I can, in turn, learn to love others again.