This post is what has been rending my guts to get out. Making this public is my road to recovery.
I also need to feel safe.
I cannot stress this enough: I have authorized a neutral person to screen replies. I will not see them. I will not accept or allow those people in my life who have known me as a child, to make my story about them. I will not read or respond to messages that have anything to to do with making this about you.
I will repeat this for those who have trouble hearing it: This is my story. This is my truth. This is my journey. It is not about you. I will neither read nor reply to any responses that attempt to make this healing path about you.
***Trigger warning: This video mentions child abuse. Please be gentle with your boundaries and do not watch if you might be triggered by words about childhood abuse.