Childhood trauma and growing up in a dysfunctional family is as American as apple pie. Yet we still struggle to talk about it and be real about it. So many of us are just learning that it’s OK to talk about it. Some of us are just learning how bad our childhood really was. There’s grown adults right now walking around with childhood trauma that dictates their entire life and they don’t even know that’s why they make the decisions they do. I’m here to tell my story in hopes it helps others feel less alone. I not only tell my story but I also open my platform for others to tell their‘s.
This is a safe place for others to finally feel seen and hopefully begin to heal. I couldn’t dare ask anyone to talk about their experience or tell their story without telling mine first. So if you’re ready to jump in to all the dysfunction with me then just push play.
The Resilient Girl
My friend Sherri Snider joins me to talk about growing up with a parent that suffered addiction, group homes, foster homes, running away, aging out of the system, becoming an adult, and becoming a mother.
We also touch on her mother Diane Francis Who is missing and vanished while Sherri was in foster care. As promised I have provided links below that will take you to podcasts, YouTube, and blogs as well as Sherri’s Facebook page that she has set up for her mother.
Blogs and News:
Coming to a close
New places, new experiences and new traumas unfold in just a few months. While my story is coming to a close for now, I’ll be moving forward telling more stories as I can, because every story matters.
Van life, Hippies and Courtroom’s
Runaway life isn’t easy but in some cases completely necessary. The system is so broken and there are times kids have no better options than running.
Sometimes your only option is to run.
Fires, mental hospitals and group homes
The last eight months before I turned 18 seemed like years! So much happened in such a short time frame but it left years of damage on my mental health.
Shit’s getting real
Every action has consequences, no matter who's the driving force. Those consequences can set off a ripple effect destroying everything in it's path and this was just the first of many ripples to come.
I love that you are attempting to normalize conversations about childhood trauma. This needs to be more common. This podcast is very real and unfiltered. It brings so much of my own trauma to the surface and it makes me feel as though, that’s ok because some one else has gone through something similar. Please, keep this going. Normalizing conversations about abuse will lead to ending the cycle.