It took courage and determination to live in my truth. By engaging with my inner ‘madwoman’ I identified the form of rebellion that liberated me from the forces of oppression that were subjugating me. Specifically, this meant cutting literal and psychological cords with my family of origin. It also meant reclaiming my voice and vocalizing my rage over having my torment reduced to ostracizing labels and judgements.
Rev. Sheri Heller, LCSW
I think this really underscores why I love your writing. The journey to sanity on OUR terms is very different from growing up sane and descending into madness for other reasons. That said, I suspect, albeit I don't know this, Sheri, that this particular life's arc is very different kind of hero's journey, and it also leads to a far deeper understanding not only of the self/psyche, but of others, for we are forced to do the psychological work internally simple to avoid imploding.