One thing that is has been bothering me since last night is when I reached out to a friend thinking that she would be supportive. Instead what I got was the cold shoulder and I do not think you are ready to take a step to share your poetry, video’s, book at a public event. I know that I am still healing. I know that some days are a challenge for me. I know that I am a lot stronger then people believe I am.
Since Summer 2012, I have been advocating for the Military Justice Improvement Act. I have written my story, tweeted, contacted Senators/Representatives, called and sent my service medals to Representative Speier. I believe that I can handle reading my poetry to people in a public event. Yes, it will be hard. It will probably be emotional for me, but I am sharing my truth. All that I have asked for is support. I do not need someone telling me that I am not ready to do this.
I get up very morning fighting my demons, Post Traumatic Stress and on good days I handle it very well. I am sick of people that know nothing about PTS judging me and I will continue to speak out and tell my truth. I advocate every day by keeping my blog going, tweeting, my author page on Facebook. I will continue to speak out and I am going to do my first live event. I believe in myself