I’ve been told by some people that they won’t read my blog because it is “too personal.” Yes, vaginas, sexuality, rectal scarring, anal winks, pooping, mental illness, yes, it’s personal. But sometimes, it is easy to confuse “too personal” with shameful, dirty, and stigmatized.
I write my blog to free myself of the stigma that surrounds my circumstances. It’s not easy to be suffering with issues that no wants to talk about, read about, hear about, listen to, etc. To date, there are many medical issues that have reached the acclaim in our society that make them easy to talk about, empathize with, and join together for a common cause. However, I am sure that there were people that needed to champion those causes and efforts prior to them becoming easy to talk about over a cup of tea.
I believe that I am one of a growing number of women who are no longer going to be silent. Medical interventions, successful therapies, and political awareness only come about when there is a movement to have our voices heard. Birth Trauma and the physical and mental devastation it can leave in its wake is an issue that I am not ready to concede is “too personal.”
Thanks for reading,