I stand taller because I’m a survivor.
Tag: Her Story
"I spent my days talking to detectives and lawyers about what had happened."
I had been raised Catholic. The "A" word was not something we did.
"In shock, I realized that I was 17 pounds away from being 200 pounds."
The word “normal” never sat well with me when I was growing up.
It was ultimately thanks to her that I discovered a deep passion and appreciation for single rooms.
"We get stares in public, and I’ve even had people straight up ask me why I care about my sister."
"I felt nothing but butterflies in my stomach."
“I remember leaving student health services devastated.”
I underwent my first brain surgery at fifteen days old.
I wanted to be someone, anyone else.
I didn’t know it at the time, but I was in the midst of a manic episode
“I couldn’t go anywhere without him seeing and trying to corner me.”
It all started my junior year of college.
“I’ve been hired by more than 30 different brides and maids of honor to date.”
“I was 23 years old and felt like my life was spiraling out of control.”
“I loved her, regardless of her gender.”
What started out as a 6-week trip turned into 3 more months of adventure.
I ended up learning things I never wanted to know.
My life as a free-spirited and careless college freshman ended before it even started.