And man is that a great place to be.
I have stories. Stories that need to be told, but I keep silent in fear of being attacked.
Then, I found The Band. I tested the waters, offering a post here, then another anonymously, and then more.
I shared my bullying story during the carnival.
I read in my email. I see the support.
And I feel the strength.
There's something to be said for the strength of The Band.
I'm testimony to it.
This year, I decided my bullies be damned. I started my blog with a purpose, and I'm not going to let anyone distract me from that. My suicide story reached someone and touched them, enough that they gave it recognition. This is what I set out to do.
I don't want to be just another humor blogger. I have a heart. I have a story. I've had a screwed up life that molded me into the woman I am today.
And thanks to the strength of The Band, I am no longer afraid to share it.
Thanks, The Band. You have NO idea how you have helped free me.