April 02, 2016
"Til it happens to you, you won't know how I feel" Obsessed with this song and the incredible message behind it! Sexual Assualt is a topic that we shouldn't be afraid or ashamed to talk about. Thank you Lady Gaga for helping us all become a little braver❤️ 7 months ago I thought my life was just about over. I was depressed, ashamed, suffering from flashbacks and panic attacks, and didn't feel as though I'd ever find myself again. With April being Sexual Assault Awareness month, and only being a month away, I am so thankful to look back at where I was, and where I am today. I didn't know that I would ever make it back to this place. A place where I can finally say that I no longer am a victim, but a survivor. A place where I have many more good days than bad. A place where my sleep is no longer interrupted by flashbacks or anxiety. And I feel even more grateful because I know I wouldn't be here without the love and support of my amazing family and friends, but I especially wouldn't be here without the staff at Day One. Without the resources, amazing advocates and my INCREDIBLE clinician, I don't think I would be where I am today. I've gotten my life back and best of all, he didn't win.