I did something today that took quite a while to do, because it has to do with my self worth and mostly because it's about asking for help.
I set up a fundraiser to raise money for the book I am writing called "Alone in The Closet", and I am scared and excited all in the same!
It has been my dream for quite some time to write and use my voice to end the silence that was forced onto me through the years of abuse I went through as a child.
Being a victim of abuse the very thing taken from you is your voice - not only is it taken from the abusers, but even society shame hearing about sexual abuse or rape. People don't like to hear about it because its hard for others to imagine or put logic behind it!
Some people don't watch the news because they can't handle hearing about the every day horror that goes on in this world! The thing is, we NEED to put voice to these things! We need to shed light onto the darkness that abuse victims are covered in!
We hold shame for what we went through. We are put to shame and by giving my story voice, it lifts the shame and sheds light onto things that really matter like hope, life, and healing!
This book I am writing will not only be the story of the abuse I endured as a child, but it will also shed light on the healing process I have gone through and still going through. This book will take you through the process of healing and to help guide some things that really made a difference in my healing.
This book will also take you through the process of how to work through the everyday struggles of triggers and anxiety that PTSD can bring and how I deal with that process day in and day out!
This book is not only going to tell MY story, but it will also create a connection with others and that is the biggest hope of mine!
Writing this blog has been a god-send for my healing; a place to express my feelings and emotions while working through the process of healing. I am so blessed for the people I have met along the way and I will continue to write and move through this process while creating a connection to others and God!
I am in the process of writing this book. I got a hold of a publisher and editor and we have mapped out the pricing for my book and as much as I would love to do this all on my own, I dont have all the funds possible to make this book happen, and yet it's the biggest dream of mine!
I put up a donation page by GO FUND ME which is completely safe. I have used it to help others and their needs.. for anyone who donates $25.00 towards the writing of my book will get a free copy when it releases (hopefully in the summer) Here is a link to the donation page .. anything helps to make this happen!
I am truly blessed for those who have already donated and I am truly blessed for those who can help me through this next process of my healing path.
Part of the proceeds also will go to an organization I work and am certified for and that is CASA - Court Appointed Child Advocate . . which helps children get into safe and loving homes and out of the foster care loop! This is a great organization that I am proud to be working for.
Here is the link to donate! I also have a button on the side to donate as well.