This morning for the first time, ever – I went LIVE on Instagram in an interview with Bachpan-Save The Innocence to talk about my childhood sexual abuse and trauma.
Right Into the Deep End
I went from months of “wanting” to get in from of the camera – to jumping in with both feet. This is as unedited and raw as it can get – just me, Rahul, and all of you.
As I experienced this interview it felt easy, natural, even comfortable to be sitting there talking about this. I was happy to share my story, my perspectives, and my ideas. I appreciated the support I was receiving, the opportunity to share, and I was happy to answer questions. Over all, it was amazing experience that I will always remember.
Then I watched it back.
That’s when I realized how vulnerable I was during this interview.
I felt the weight of what I shared, and I even critiqued myself as I saw the affects of my trauma on my thought process and memory in real-time, as I worked through it.
The anxiety I feel right now is super real, but this still needs to be shared.
My Plans for Self-Care
Due to the intense emotions this experiences has invoked in me, I told my husband we need to plan a family outing today. I need to be out of the house, focused on things that bring me joy as I move through the things I am feeling so they don’t overwhelm me and cause me to disconnect.
I’ll let you all know what we end up doing, later.
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