My name is Shanon. I am the mother of two beautiful children, the wife to an amazing man, and a writer. I am also a survivor of childhood sexual abuse.
What Brought Me Here
At the age of 37, it suddenly hit me – I had spent over 20 years of my life in dissociation from the realities of my childhood. Over the span of those years I lived in a comfortably numb bubble.
That all changed a few years ago. I suddenly found myself spiraling as memories swept over me and my symptoms of complex post traumatic stress disorder began to present in full force.
Clearly in complete crisis mode, I sought the care of a counselor and began, using EMDR and CBT techniques to help me begin to understand what I as experiences.
It was time to process and heal. I don’t believe people realize just difficult an illness C-PTSD is to manage.
My Hopes for this Blog
I view this site as a platform for me to share what I am feeling and what I have learned along this healing journey.
My hope is to help others, to connect with other survivors of abuse, and those living with mental illness. It is in my blood to speak out again injustice and advocate for others, this is my cause.
I hope you find some comfort in the words I have written on this site. I hope when you leave here, you know you are not alone.
We are stronger together.