every day, we gotta show up.
despite the grief we may carry, the voices battling in our mind, the waves that overcome & recede, the anxiety that rages within that we try to cage, the suffocating depression that sits in the middle of our chest, the addictions we try not to tempt or give into, the backstories we don’t have time to explain to every person who asks “you good?” ...we show up.
some days, that brave face we put on fits like a glove, but some times it’s a fucking straightjacket & exhausting to go in and out of. Other days it’s just plain impossible and just making it out of bed feels like climbing Everest.
For the month of December, @doughnutsanddeadlifts
is giving back. We were given the opportunity to choose from several great causes, and I chose to help raise awareness for mental illness by representing @thisismybrave
, a non-profit whose mission is to end the stigma surrounding mental health issues by sharing personal stories of individuals living successful, full lives despite mental illness through poetry, essay & original music.
This is a cause very dear to my heart because i naturally gravitated to poetry, writing, and music from a young age when i started to battle my inner demons. •
when you use the code “REDUCETHESTIGMA” with any @doughnutsanddeadlifts
purchase during the month of December, you’ll get 10% off & @doughnutsanddeadlifts
will match that 10% (separately at the end of the month) to raise funds for @thisismybrave.
thanks for reading & if you’re ever in dark space, know you’re not alone. you are never as alone as you may feel. #doughnutsanddeadlifts #DNDL #mysolace #solacenewyork #mentalhealth #mentalillness