There’s something so exhilarating about sharing your story, something so empowering in owning your truth. I was blessed to experience this phenomenon first-hand when I created “Destination Recovery” on March 2, 2017 . I opened up about my experience with anorexia nervosa, as well as my journeys with depression, anxiety, and OCD respectively. Between sharing my story and committing to my therapy, I was hit with a healing wave. Inadequacy transformed into confidence as I committed to using my voice.
In the spring of 2018, I took a course called “Voicing the Text.” There I learned to take up space, to take up the space I deserve. I learned that as human beings, using our voice is our natural right. With that, I found my identity: artist, activist, storyteller. So too, I found my mission: to spread love and empowerment, to myself and others.
From here on out, I commit to my story–to every part of my story. I will honor the good; I’ll forgive the bad. But at the end of the day, I’ll accept myself, exactly as I am. I invite you all to take part in my journey. Start from the beginning, start from the middle, or hell, close your eyes and just click. But as you read, remember, you are powerful and worthy of love.
It is an honor to share with each of you. And it is a blessing to grow.