You’ve learned to keep the dark parts of you a secret. When you’ve tried to talk about what happened to you or how much you were hurting either nobody listened, nobody understood, or they ended up using it against you. So you’ve learned to stay silent.
Even thinking about sharing the secrets that you’ve kept for so long can bring on a lot of anxiety, but a part of you needs these things to be heard. That’s why in 2016 EmpowerME started creating safe, compassionate, and understanding spaces for women like you to be seen and heard.