First know that I love you dearly, and in case no one has told you, let me say; I'm very proud of you, you have came such a long way and I know it has not been easy. I know it must of been hard dealing with so much trauma, having gone through rape, I know your story. From the years of silence, seven years of pain dealing with it all by your self. How you did it, I know it was just GOD’S grace that brought you through.
I’m sure if your walls and pillows could talk they would say how many days you cried yourself to sleep, recounting how many times you spoke in the dark wishing ir was your last breath; but they would also say how you would cry out all your thoughts and then say to yourself “get it together Cristal, you got this. You might not want to breathe right now, but you also don't want to be another statistic that reads
“...another young girl taken advantage of takes her own life.” Instead, you would get up, get dressed and while you get your outfit together brave a smile.
I know it was hard to go about your day and see your rapist everywhere, but I'm proud that you pushed through. I’m so proud that even months after the first incident you still chose life. You chose to keep going and live inspire of the dozen times you saw him. You chose to survive, you chose a smile even with a broken heart; even if you felt scared inside as you wept silent tears.
I’m proud that you still chose life and love. You learned to forgive even if he didn't deserve it. Forgiveness helped you live. You chose to heal even if it took you years. You chose self love, but most importantly you chose GOD and even though fashion was your love and you walked away from it because it triggered your traumatic experience.
I’m so proud that you found love for it once again, continue to make your self proud: reach those dreams as if nothing ever happened, I’ll be right there by your side when you launch your collection and as you continue to make your voice count. Always know that as you speak your story I will be right there every step along the way.
if you know you know
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.