As the words settled on the page…
…it became clear that I must tell my story. I kept writing. I wrote through the fear, the doubt and the shame and I found that the other side of those emotions is authenticity, connection and belonging. The world calls for stories of triumph and in order to bring mine to light I had to become wholly unraveled.
This is my story of growing up in and escaping a Catholic cult, only to find myself chasing adrenaline and drugs in hopes of finding a shred of self-worth before finally landing in a remote community where I would live in silence, quiet the demons of my past, and find the courage to love myself.