In this piece, I kick the door down, instead of knocking on the front door." Read to learn more. TW: Discussion of suicide. Brief mention of sexual abuse and addiction.
People often ask me about why I write. So, in this piece, I try to explain why I write, when I write, and how I can use my voice--or not use my voice--to empower myself and others.
Although I’d love to be a hero for others, I fully realize that is not my role. If I aim to be a hero, I must do so, first, by filling that role for myself.
On days like yesterday, my tattoos remind me that light shines through the darkness.