I am More Beautiful Now Than I Ever Was

After having the opportunity to attend The Haven Retreat I can now look at my reflection in the mirror.

I know I am not worthless.

I am beautiful.

I am loved.

I still see the disheveled shell that I once was, but there is a fire burning inside of me that is fighting to burst out and be seen.

The one thing that hit home for me more than anything else was having the chance to practice kintsugi. My bowl is a constant reminder that although I was broken, I am more beautiful now than I ever was. I just need to put the pieces back in place.

I no longer let people walk all over me or take advantage of me and I have a husband who has supported me through all that has happened since we met.

I put into practice everything I have learned on a daily basis and as a family we have become stronger because of it.

Thank you to everyone at The Younique Foundation for allowing me to experience the help I have needed for so long.

-Siobhan, Survivor