Over 3 million Americans suffer from PTSD. I am just one of those people. My life, like many others, has handed me unfair and cruel cards with which has left me with a loosing hand.
This year, I was diagnosed with PTSD after being a victim of an armed robbery. The young man was so high on drugs, I could see the lack of conscience in his eyes while he held his small pistol to my head. All for less than 300 dollars.
This instance is not the only one that has caused me trauma, it has been my whole life.
I sought healing through therapy, self medication, toxic relationships, running away to escape reminders of my past.
Then, finally, I discovered my love and somewhat remarkable talent for art. All kinds. Painting, jewelry making, etc. I seem to have found a way to cope that's healthy for me and my family.
I am asking for help to collect and initiate a way to heal and share my hope. With this money, I want to create art and humbly source it for income to possibly someday be able to open a studio where my fellow lost souls can find peace and display their hope.
I have promised myself to donate a percentage of every piece I sell to help those with mental health issues so that my endeavors are for a greater good.
I can support my family and spread hope to those lost.
Thank you for reading this even if you decide not to fund my dream. At least you now know there are women like me who have been in the dark, but now live in the light.
With all my love...