she makes a good point
550 Followers Celebration
"i don’t want to keep this a secret. I am grateful for my abortion."
In honour of reaching 550 followers I did this piece to express my feelings toward my own abortion.
My abortion was 100% the right choice. I never doubted that choice for a second. But after it happened I felt like it was a dirty little secret that I wasn’t supposed to tell people about. I was supposed to be ashamed of it.
I went through a year and a half of deep hormonal-based depression, which even those who knew about my abortion seemed to think was due to regret and guilt. Neither was the case. Some of those who were supposed to support me implied that I had “brought it on myself” and had “no one else to blame.”
It was a long time before I came to terms with the fact that I was truly grateful for it, and that my anxiety came from my society, not from my guilt or regret. It took a long time to realize that I was grieving, which was not the same thing. It was hard to understand that I was allowed to feel that grief.
I learned to meditate, and with that came a world of clarity and the end of my depression.
Unfortunately I still feel like I’m not free, not allowed to share my experience with many people. I want this to change, but it is a slow process.
I like Broadway
These are two of the most brilliant and talented people that exist in the writing (and acting) world today. Thank you, Andrew Keenan Bolger and Kate Wetherhead for being so inspiring and for having such an infectious love of theater!
Me too, Penny
Susan Blackwell :)
there was a time when i thought broadway was made of class and sophistication and grace
that time has long passed
Susan Blackwell knows how to make life awesome
This is just the best piece of parenting for whovians.
Skipping school to watch The Kardashians