April is Alcohol/Sexual Assault Awareness Month!

Happy busy April month! Both of these causes hit home for me. As you all know who read my blog, you all know that I was raped and sexually assaulted repeatedly in my teens and I’m also in recovery from alcoholism. 3 1/2 months sober….๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพwhoop whoop!

I’m Olivia and I’m an alcoholic, wow I never thought I would have to use those words. I never saw myself as an alcoholic at all, but hell I was drunk what did I know!?๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ I just know now that I’m no longer ashamed of it. So I’ll be writing post dedicated the rest of the month to both of these causes. Both are near and dear to me…chat soon!

Ms. Fran


Published by Olivia B. Shepherd

Welcome, My name is Olivia Shepherd, and I am the founder of this awesome blog about depression and mental illness. I started this blog in 2016 after being diagnosed with Major Depression, Anxiety and PTSD. I didn't have anybody to talk too or share my feelings with, so I decided to share them publicly to help others. I'm passionate and dedicated to bringing awareness about mental health, especially in the African American community. I also want to empower your voice to speak up and fight the stigma surrounding this illness. Iโ€™m also the founder of AshesToBeauty Mentoring & Outreach, a virtual online service dedicated to to the positive development and accelerated recovery of girls and women who have experienced abuse and depression, Ashes To Beauty strives to empower women to take their lives back by providing life skill education, one-on-one mentorship and impactful personal tools by which these impacted women can build the foundation for a successful future. Look forward to having you read my blog, ๐“ž๐“ต๐“ฒ๐“ฟ๐“ฒ๐“ช ๐“‘. ๐“ข๐“ฑ๐“ฎ๐“น๐“ฑ๐“ฎ๐“ป๐“ญ ๐Ÿ’‹

3 thoughts on “April is Alcohol/Sexual Assault Awareness Month!

  1. Congratualtions on your sobriety! Im sorry for the trauma that you endured. I look forward to seeing your posts about these subjects….as both hit home for me also! Bless you and have a good day.

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