I didn't have the words to speak, so I was silent.
Over the last few years of being involved with NoStigmas, I have transitioned from being a victim to survivorship. I whole-heartedly believe in this organization's potential to change lives, as I am a humble example of the power of peer support.
I have recently started sharing my story. I am survivor or sexual abuse and rape. Even just typing that causes my body to feel the buzz of anxiety. But for me, the fear that someone else could be experiencing trauma right now and not having the ability to speak is far greater than the fear of speaking out.
Living with PTSD has given me the difficult opportunity to navigate mental wellness and experience stigmas. I'm also blessed to be a part of such a wonderful network full of empowered individuals that take positive action for mental health, and for that I am so very thankful.
NoStigmas is building an App to connect individuals on a level we've only dreamed of, and now we're beginning the journey!
But we need your help. Please consider donating to our cause, and personally supporting me in my mission. Thank you so much for your support!