(CW) 🌻 I went through a few traumatic events in 2017. I didn’t tell many people at the time, but when I told my friend, she showed up at my door with tearful hugs and a bouquet of sunflowers.
She too was raped. Her friend also brought her flowers as a symbol of sunshine and life’s beauty. And it’s one of my most treasured gestures.
Whenever I see sunflowers, I think of her small act of kindness and commiseration. And when I’m struggling — whether that’s with depression, anxiety, ADHD, or life — I hope I can provide someone else with that sense of understanding and empathy.
I know I share a lot about my personal life online, but I do it for a reason. I never want anyone to feel isolated because of what they’re going through. So if you need support, please reach out. I’m around if you need to vent, cry, or eat ice cream.
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