CW: Childhood Abuse
One of the hardest things I’ve ever written.
My therapist has encouraged me to heal by writing a letter to my abusers. Its something I’ve avoided for years, because to write is to acknowledge and to acknowledge is to remember. I didn’t want to remember. As I’ve grown (in years and experience) I’ve come to realize that the importance of looking painful experiences in the face and truly, truly allowing oneself to let them go.
I share this with you now in a moment of mourning and of celebration: mourning the child I was and their broken heart, celebrating my resilience and celebrating all of you who also hurt.
We can do this.