Voicing the Unspeakable Magazine
Voicing the Unspeakable is an online platform for people to share their stories and experiences about things that feel unspeakable – either because we have struggled to share (for a thousand different reasons) or because it’s something society wants to sweep under the rug.
Things such as but not limited to:
- The death of children and babies
- Grief – loss of partners, parents, siblings, and other loved ones
- Childhood abuse (Physical, emotional, sexual)
- Domestic violence
- Mental Illness (parent, sibling, partner, child, self)
- PostPartum mood disorders
- Traumatic births
- Rape/Sexual violence
- Medical Trauma
- Children with illnesses
- Addiction (self or loved one)
- Adoption (birth parents, adoptee, adoptive parents)
- Terminated parental rights
- Medical Illness
- Gun Violence
And countless other things that so many feel unable to speak about or acknowledge. The things that makes society feel uncomfortable and helpless and unsure.
I am certain of very few things in life. One thing I do know, however, is that sharing our stories is powerful healing medicine. I have been a therapist for more than a decade and what I have learned is that the single most valuable thing I provide is a space for my clients to give voice to the things that hurt them and help them feel heard, seen, and validated. That is where the healing starts.
When we share our stories, we begin to free ourselves from shame, depression, isolation, and a million other things that thrive in silence and secrecy.
When we hear the stories of others, and see pieces of ourselves in them, we feel less alone.
Voicing the Unspeakable is a place for you to share your stories. It’s a place to read the stories of others and discover you are not alone. It’s a collection of stories from ordinary people sharing their voice and creating extraordinary connection and healing.
It’s a place to be heard. To be seen. To be validated and acknowledged.
We all have a story to tell.
And your story matters.
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