My Loves! Hi and welcome! I am so glad you’ve come.
I am launching my new memoir this week and I’m so glad that you are a part of it.
It is a book that I have been waiting a lifetime to write. Just simmering away. Sometimes it takes 43 years to know how to frame your own story.
When COVID hit and the earth shook in my family system again, I knew I was primed and read.
Starving is a book about what it was like for me to grow up with a mother that struggled with her own anxieties and fears and therefore wasn’t able to give me what I needed. We were very active in our evangelical church, but the exorcisms and slaying the spirit were very confusing as a child. And to top it off I went to a Christian private school where they duck-taped student’s mouths closed and tied us to chairs if we moved around too much.
There is little wonder why I struggled emotionally. I started throwing up before school every day and trying to manage my anxiety on my own. Often this meant shutting myself in my room for hours and hours. There was no where that I felt safe.
Starving is my story, but also an exploration of what it takes to grow towards health and healing even if it means putting our big girl boots on and doing it ourselves. I had no one in my life that was a source of comfort or help in my early years and this type of isolation never really goes away. I am often triggered even though I live a beautiful life now.
I would love this to start a conversation about mental health, depression and how to throw one another a life-savor.
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