I love getting thoughtful, sharing messages from other folks on their Trauma journey. Last night, I received a great one from a new member named Tia. Better yet - she sent ART!
Check out her full Flickr profile here
Here's a quick art blurb from Tia:
... when I was drowning in my illness with no clue why I was the way I was, before my revelation that 1. it was trauma, not a rough childhood, and 2. I was not a bad person/kid, I was innocent, guiltless, I was not the problem, my parents were. Add these experiences with an udder surrendering experience, and the fact that I'm learning who I am and experiencing my emotions for the first time, I can now cry, which is a big deal...you could say it's been quite the journey.
Presently, I try to use my coping skills and design a religion around mental health and self love.
I have complex PTSD, Major Depression, and Anxiety, my photos are meant to cause people to feel a wide spectrum of emotions than the common/basic ones. And I hope they relate.
Wanna join Tia's new self-love religion? Me too.
Check out her work here and stay tuned for our inevitable conversation on C-PTSD.
If you want to share your own story or art - bring it on! Check the menu to find the Art Submission page and letterrip!