I had my first professional blogging experience last week at On the Verge with Shareen Mansfield. Shareen was an early supporter of mine, and I wouldn’t have wanted it to happen with anyone else.
With OTV, Shareen has created a safe space for voices like mine. There are so many more of us, and we are often stigmatized and silenced. People want to be shielded from our pain. They want to turn away.
My full story is still very much a work in progress. What’s important right now is to know that I suffer from severe Complex PTSD. At times I struggle even to feel human. Safe spaces are crucial to all people like me, and as I said, there are many of us, usually suffering in silence. In fact, I guarantee there is one of us near you “At This Very Moment…”