“This book really is so cool. It may be weird to say it that way but there it is.
I found myself going through multiple stages while reading, including being impressed with the way challenges were met, heartbroken for some of the personal stories, completely relating to a lot of the expressed feelings, and yes, even sometimes down on myself for feeling like the mild depression, anxiety, and shaming I deal with is no where near comparable to what other people are going through or have gone through.
But that’s exactly the point of the book. It’s not a ‘who had it worse’ competition. We are all dealing with our own sh*t and the biggest takeaway here is that we are not alone. Sharing is a huge step in healing and empathy is vital in understanding ourselves and our loved ones.
So thank you to Courtney, Heather, and Natalie for putting this together and for the contributors who shared a piece of their very personal history.”