I may have quit my job on Friday, but I’ll always be an English teacher. Part of what drew me to that field in the first place is the way words speak to me, sometimes when they’re actually spoken from someone’s mouth, but more often from the pages on which they are written. Today I’m proud to share the words of 24 different women with you.
Katherine Stone, a champion of moms everywhere, is hosting the 4th Annual Mother’s Day Rally for Mom’s Mental Health at Postpartum Progress and this year, she asked me to participate.
Those of you who’ve been here with me for any length of time know that as a PPD/A survivor, I do not miss an opportunity to champion for other moms. To say “it gets better.” Today I’m sharing my favorite quote with Katherine’s audience. The words that helped me survive and which are still helping me. Even if my war is over, there’s still the occasional battle to be fought and won.
Every hour today, a new post will go up from a mother who has survived or is currently surviving either an antepartum or postpartum mood disorder. Read their stories. Share their words. Help women know they aren’t alone in their battles.