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Just excited and wanna share...a little history lesson to boot.

Only genealogy buffs such as myself will probably find this interesting. My great-great-great grandmother, after losing two children and never recovering while her husband was away fighting in the War Between the States, was sent to live out the rest of her life at the most well known mental hospital in North Carolina, Dorothea Dix Hospital. I have always identified with and felt a bond with her due to her mental anguish. Well the state archives of North Carolina was able to find her information in a patient admission and discharge log from 1868-1875! She was buried in an unmarked grave on the site and not much is known about her. Back then many family members would not come to receive the bodies of their family members who died at the hospital due to the stigma. I am honored to be able to celebrate the life of this beautiful woman who has been forgotten by history. #History #MentalHealth #Trauma #Grief #ChildLoss #mentalhospital

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Do you all feel you learned an honest history in school of do you think it was biased?

I think historical bias can cause truma for a lot of people because it teaches us to be inherently bias twoards ourselves and others I am wondering of others see this too? Have you had to unlearn things?
#Racism #Sexism #Abelism #audism #homophobia #actuallyautistic #Autistic #Transphobia #History #colonization #

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My tattoos and the story behind them

I wanted to share with you my tattoos and the stories behind them. I am really interested to hear your tattoo stories as well so please share yours too with the hastag #mytattoos

-this is my first ever tattoo. I got it when I was 16 years old. It's in my mothers handwriting and it's the last two lines of my favorite poem. The poem is called Invictus and it's written by William Ernest Henley in 1875. He wrote it while he was in the hospital treating tuberculosis. It's a survivor poem. I read it first when I was about 12 years old and I thought it was so strong and powerful. It reminds me every day that I am in control of my own life and how I react to things that I can not control.
##Tattoo ##Tattoos #MotivationalTattoos ##Survivor ##PersonalGrowth #Poem #Important #Art #personal #Depression #Motivation #strong #Powerful #stories #story #control #History #BipolarDepression #remember #keepgoing #routine

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