Wanted to share this again. This is one of my pieces that I love.
My journey back to myself started when I stopped drinking,
When I stopped hurting myself,
When I started going to therapy and started on my road to healing.
When I made a decision to ask for help and
found my way to Artemis Rising
When I started to admit that I was raped at 11, 19, 23, 25 and
Started to tell my truth, my story.
When I started to put the shame where it belonged
On the rapists, society, and chain of command that did nothing.
When I started to talk about what the third class petty officer did to me,
When I started to talk about the retaliation that occurred.
When I started to talk about how the chain of command emotionally abused me
When I started to talk about the nightmares and flashbacks,
When I started to talk about the deep betrayal that I have felt,
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