A needed message for my community today ❤
We are all equally brave ❤
I often receive comments and messages about how brave I am to write about my journey and about the abuse and share it all.
Please know….we are all brave….at every point of our journey.
No matter whether it is enduring the trauma, trying to come to terms with it, getting through each day whilst in emotional pain, seeking help, starting to process it, starting to talk about it, starting to write it down…
Wherever we are at……we are all brave, every minute of every day.
I suppressed all my worst trauma for 20 years. I was still being brave because I had no support, no-one I could talk to.
I had a breakdown 2 yeas ago due to how long I suppressed so much trauma. Then I had no choice but start dealing with it.
I still cannot verbalise in counselling – 2 years later – about the worst stuff. I am not able to get the words out. Some of my trauma stuff is ‘parked’ – to be dealt with later. And that is okay. It is a journey.
Little steps at time.
No-one is any more brave, or any less brave than anyone else.
We are all brave, we all have courage to survive horrible things.
I will continue to write about this, as I am not okay with these ‘shaming’ messages that if we are not ‘strong’, ’empowered’ and showing this to the world….then we are inferior, weak and worthless.