Aberrant Behavior – Episode 2: My Healing Journey; engaged at 15 and 2 jail stints by 25.
*Trigger warning: Domestic Violence, Self harm, suicidal ideation and other traumas*
In my most vulnerable share to date, I talk about how an abusive childhood and a tumultuous teen years and early adulthood led me to seek help. The pitfalls along the way and how I came to have a deep understanding of my innate goodness and worth.
I know this kind of desire to share isn’t the norm in a society like ours that values privacy and secrecy. In fact, I had to question myself about what my motives were. I looked up what it meant if you’re an over-sharer. But the call I have to share is too intense to keep ignoring. I haven’t always shared, in fact, people I’ve been intimate with never knew any of these facts about me.
I was deeply ashamed of myself for a really long time. I’m no longer in that space so as I honored the space I needed to heal, I’m honoring this space I’m in that calls me to share. I hope it makes you feel less alone in whatever you are contending with.
Some resources for mental health care:
For great gems on EGO work, Inner child trauma and others: https://www.instagram.com/the.holistic.psychologist/
Find a therapist in your area: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us?tr=Hdr_Brand
Low-cost therapy for black women: https://therapyforblackgirls.com/
Low cost remote and in person therapy: https://openpathcollective.org/