Why the Heck am I Sharing my Story?

I got hit with the big question this week.

I got hit with the big question this week.  Question (accompanied by baffled look): "Why would you want to tell anyone about your rape?"  I dug deep for my why I tell people about  it.  You can read the reasons on my website www.ptsdchick.com

Question (accompanied by baffled look): "Why would you tell anyone about your rape?"

I dug deep about my "why".  Sure, I could keep it a secret another 25 years.  I have a good life.  I could hide my rape until my death and beyond and not let a soul know.

But MY TRUTH  and my "why" and what my soul burns for is that I want the world to know.  I want you to know.  Not because I want pity, not because I want to make a business out of my rape, not because I want attention.  But because I have a deep, genuine, and true desire LEAPING out of me to help survivors.  I don't want anyone to ever sit alone in their closet and cry (I have done this plenty).  I don't want anyone else to think they are crazy (I honestly thought I was).  I don't want anyone to have the middle of your core shame feeling that they are the only one with this secret.  Rape is not a secret.  It's a crime.  And I'm done being silent about it. 

This is PTSD Chick.  And you can totally see my broken nose from playing indoor soccer 5 or 6 years ago in this picture.  :)

This is PTSD Chick.  And you can totally see my broken nose from playing indoor soccer 5 or 6 years ago in this picture.  :)

This is my face.  I was raped.  It wasn't my fault.  I don't care who knows.   I'm sharing my story.  I'm sharing what helped me.  I'm sharing which products I used and which methods I tried to heal myself.  I want to help others.  Even if I only help one, my speaking up will be worth it. 

I tell my story of rape recovery.  I share which products I used and which methods I use to heal myself.  I want to help others.  Even if I only help one, my speaking up will be worth it.  www.ptsdchick.com