It's okay to be scared to share your truths.
It is really hard to bare your stories out into the world, when you are still living in fear + anxiety + depression over what you experienced. But the alternative to sharing is keeping it all locked up inside.
Some of you may want to share, but not on your own personal social media platforms ---> out of shame, fear, apprehension or feelings of vulnerability.
I was there, in that frozen state, for many years. I did not realize all of the side effects I had in my adult life from C-PTSD and anxiety. But I struggled and I was hindered greatly in all areas of my life, especially in my relationship with others.
Thankfully, I decided to become more bold and brave over time. First in private Facebook group posts. Then in public forums. And one day, publishing detailed accounts of my childhood abuse experiences right onto my own wall and stories on Facebook.
There was no magical moment of bravery, but a slow journey of healing and self discovery that led me to where I am at now.
Every single time I have shared a story and tempted my own inner warrior, I have been pleasantly surprised by the swarm of love + acceptance and connections flying into my inbox + comments.
Sharing my rape story makes me feel like it is finally not stuck to my skin like a brand. It is now out there, floating out into places where other women can hear it and feel like all of their feelings are now validated by someone who finally understands." - Anonymous