I just shared this on my blog Facebook Page and thought I would publish it here because I want you all to have the opportunity to read if you choose. It was a spur of the moment decision.
It feels like it’s been a while since I sat down to chat with you all. This ME Awareness week I have struggled to cope with the amazing and raw stories that have been in an outpouring of people trying to be heard. I have been one of those people and I want to emphasise that I think it’s the right thing to do, to tell our stories so we become more than a distant number that might not affect people.
It breaks my heart, there are so many people who feel like they have been forgotten or like they are shouting into a black hole. I want us to be in a better position and with documentaries like Unrest, this year has shown signs of progress. I find it devastating though, for the grain of hope that is in the distance I am finding the sheer magnitude of the issues we as individuals face saddening.
I want us to be able to speak up and talk about #millionsmissing and #ThisIsME #CanYouSeeME but I also want to take the time to say for those who share, read and are affected we find this week really hard. We confront the darkness and see how our lives ‘could’ve’ been. We see the wasted potential and the shattered dreams. For this reason, I am immensely proud of our community for their dedication to trying to get the message that we need help out there with great personal cost. It’s ok to be sad when trying to search for help and awareness.