trauma

Hello, my name is kris stout I would like to share my story of survival, addiction, mental health, and facing adversity. When I look into the sunset, I think of my past, present, and future, what it was like, what happened, and where I'm at now. Have you ever felt that you were born to lose? With all the adversity...

Hello, my name is Kaitlin, I'm 30 years old with two kids, 13 and 10. I have been with their father for fifteen years this July. Yup, I was a teen mom. But I don't regret it for a minute, because my kids ultimately saved my life. When I had my daughter at 17, her dad was right by my...

LISTEN TO AUDIO VERSION OF STORY: [audio m4a="https://insponation.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/S-Market-St.m4a"][/audio]     It's hard to get over a fear of the dark, when your monsters were real. I'm a survivor. I was raped repeatedly for several years of my childhood. I speak of that trauma in my memoir, You Have Such a Pretty Face, but it is still something I have difficulty discussing with anyone except my...

When I was 5 years old, I was molested and raped for several years by my next-door neighbor. I was told it was a secret, so I never said anything to anyone until years later when I learned that what happened to me was horribly wrong. I remember always running to dandelions so that I could pick them and make a...

On June 5, 2019, I made an important decision. A decision that I thought I had made many times before, but I hadn't. In the past, I would hold on to the idea that maybe someday I would be able to use drugs or drink "sometimes," without everything falling apart. But I was wrong.  I grew up surrounded by a large...