Hello my loves! Coming this fall I am launching a website of my own. Many of you have taken the time to read a personal blog post I wrote sharing my experience having an abortion. However, this new website will be a platform for all women. It will focus on our individual journeys to a place of healing; our individual experience around common experiences shared by all women, and it will be a platform allowing us room to manifest empowerment, love and support. I’d like to give other survivors the opportunity to share their stories of survival. Anonymous submissions will also be accepted.
After the mass amount of views (over 1000 in 2 days), messages I received from women both thanking me for sharing my story and asking me to listen to theirs, I was reminded of just how much we are still living in silence. I understand this because I have also struggled to talk about my trauma as a result of surviving childhood sexual abuse, sexual abuse in my teens, mental abuse, and as I’ve mentioned before losing a child. The more I started to open up, the more I realized I was not alone. And it was through sharing with and listening to stories told by other women that I was able to deal with the internal struggle I was having. I am able to write these posts because I am no longer ashamed. You cannot shame someone who understands not everything is in their control and you can’t shame a fighter. Now, what I’m choosing to do is share what helped me cope, grow, accept, release, and what gave me the strength to move forward. Sharing in a space where you and your words will be appreciated is therapeutic in itself.
This is where my project comes in.
I am working with www.ankitdesigns.com to create an interactive website where women will benefit from expressive, therapeutic writing by processing their life experience, particularly trauma and transition. I am inviting women/self-identified women to share their experiences around sexual abuse, physical abuse, childbirth/loss/motherhood and relationships in a healing, healthy, and honouring environment where other women/self-identified women will have access to this content. We seek what our heart needs.
An official launch party will follow this fall – courtesy of one of my best friends Shaemara (www.shaemara.com), singer extraordinaire/store manager of shoeme.ca, (we’re using their venue in Queen West!).
If you or someone you know would be interested in sharing your story please do not hesitate to contact me.
I am excited to see what will manifest from creating this website but first, my goal is to create an exclusive online community for those of us that have survived and are ready to share how we’ve healed our hearts
Love always ❤