It takes a hell of a lot of courage to step forward as a victim of domestic abuse.

This was really great. I spent a long time after I realized it was abuse talking about it too much because I depersonalized the story so it could become just that, a story and not something I lived through. I’m taking more time to actually process things now, and let me tell you it really is terrifying to talk about it once you give yourself permission to realize it happened and it was bad. But the great thing is, it happened and it was bad and I’m alive. That’s not such a bad parting gift.