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First of all I DO NOT play by rules!!! I need about 20 minutes today!!! My IG inbox was full of WONDERFUL COMMENTS!!! Then I had great feedback comments left on posts too. My IG friends are wonderful. They give me strength to continue ADVOCATING for mental health and racism against marginalized groups. I will continue to advocate for decolonization in education as well. I will talk about the elephant in the room. I’m not shy and I do not care how it makes other people feel. I have friends as far as the UK and South Africa. Many individuals will complain about things but “volunteering AND getting involved” is a foreign concept to them. I’ve been invited to Oklahoma City to help with a mental health project. I really want to do it but because of my health it’s best I stay near my specialist. 😪 I want to say Mvto (Thank you)!!!! to everyone that leaves me comments/feedback. I never mind if you have a question and need me to explain anything. You all give me strength through ALL the medical conditions I’m dealing with to keep advocating. I advocate for individuals with pre-existing conditions. I’m in the same boat. People should not die because they can not afford insulin. At the same time I will not tolerate shaming people for having a mental illness. I will come for your a****.

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I have my ancestors spirits and fight in me. I bend at times but I never break. I come back stronger and ready to advocate. I grew up around alcoholics and now I hate alcohol. Or being around people drinking it, it reminds me of my childhood. I also suffered childhood emotional neglect, sexual abuse and domestic violence. I tried self help books because I was so ashamed to talk about it with anyone but I knew I needed to address the situations. After learning I was misdiagnosed the psychologist made a very good point. She said, “you’re so mad inside because you have been hurt so many times. And now you will not let anyone get close to you. Not even as a friend and when someone offends you. The response you give back is not just the hurt they caused but all the hurt you have experienced as a whole.”

I do like my therapist and she does not push. I have shared without having to go into a lot of triggering details.