"the blank you" project blossomed after my uncle committed suicide. this is a project dedicated to sharing stories from mental illness survivors and warriors alike. on this page you can find recorded interviews from beautiful humans that you can listen to while your running, walking, washing dishes, working, creating, or whatever else you do during the day. posted with the interviews you will find photos of the interviewee taken where they are most comfortable. if you are interested in joining this project, please feel free to send me an email through the contact page on this website. enjoy! xx
“it’s important to know that survivors guilt is more of a wave. i knew it wasn’t my fault – the second it happened, i knew that i wasn’t going to blame myself, but it was 14 months later that i started questioning everything. i think it’s important to know that there is no proper timeline. i know everyone says you have to heal on your own terms, but i think you also kind of have to process it in your own way and on your own timeline, and that can take years.”
meet rachel, an amazing friend & feminist that speaks out on sexual assault and ptsd. you can listen to her story down below!
“for probably 3 years i was stubborn to taking medication. i was just getting sadder and sadder… i remember one day my doctor said, “so you’ve done absolutely everything, you eat healthy, you exercise, you see a therapist, you have a good job – why are you still saying no to medication?” i was just so stubborn, and it was the stigma behind it. i just didn’t want to be another number.”
meet sherilyn, a warm, beautiful, bubbly, funny, empowering woman. you can listen to her story down below! if you are interested in viewing sher's art, you can find her here: https://www.instagram.com/sincerelysherilyn/