I was raised to believe…
I was raised to believe that I should've never been born. May is Mental Health Awareness Month so part of my story is, I've broken statistics & stigmas & will continue doing so while helping others find their Courage & Strength. #1- I'm a Mom & Grandma first. I came from an abusive upbringing & I ran in life. Sruggles: Child Abuse & Neglect, Incest, Rape, Addiction, Bullying, Single Teenage Mom, Domestic Violence, Loss of 2 babies, Sexual Assault & Harassment, Suicide Attempts, Homelessness, Mental Illness, amongst other things. On my toughest days when my mind isn't at its best I often remember how far I've come to remind myself that I will be okay as I'm Courageous & Stronger. My Poetry book is called "Open Boxed Poetry" https://www.postcrescent.com/story/life/2016/06/23/passion-helping-others/86171132/