Becoming Fact

issues Sep 04, 2021
This past week news came out of Texas that brings The Handmaiden's Tale one step closer to being fact instead of fiction.  I am not a mother, I can not have children and after years of horrific abuse I had decided at barely 16 that I would NEVER have children from my own womb - that my genetic line needed to end.   My resolve was never put to the test and I don't know what I would have done had I found myself pregnant but at least I lived in a state where I would have a choice.
 
I believe it's important to know where the people you are asking to support you on your journey stand - I may lose clients for posting this and I'm okay with that.  I respect their choice to decide that as much as I demand my choices for my body be respected.
 
The below wasn't written by me and I'm not sure where the original post came from - I will keep looking for the author so I can link and attribute and until then I share their words below as I could not have said it any...
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Markle & Mental Health

issues live journaling Mar 10, 2021
I am so grateful that we are beginning to normalize talking about mental health. We have a long way to go and it is already better than it was 1, 2, 5, 10, 25 years ago.
 
My mother was a paranoid schizophrenic and some of my early memories are calling 911 after multiple suicide attempts.
 
I was 4 or 5 when I tried holding my breath long enough to die.
 
15 years ago I thought about killing myself daily - it felt easier than what I was currently going thru and the only reason I didn’t do it is I couldn’t think of a way that I could 100% guarantee it would look like an accident so Barry wouldn’t have to wonder why.
 
I did not watch the interview with Meghan Markle- I have zero skin in the game. But in the days following I have seen is an upswelling of people talking about mental health and how powerful it is for a person to reach out for help.
 
I honor those who have fought this fight and made it through the other side.
 
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