Have you ever had a moment in your life where you’ve hit rock bottom?
It’s such a crippling feeling to see your life in shambles. Personally, I’ve had rock-bottom moments in my life where I knew I had to make a choice: a choice to either stay in that situation or do something about it. That choice is the most important choice of your life because that’s when you see what you’re really made of.
But what happens when it’s something that’s out of your control? What do you do when your physical body breaks down or turns against you? How do you live with a smile on your face while your body is failing?
I couldn’t find a better person to answer this question and who leads by example than writer Lucy Torres.
Lucy Torres is a writer, poet, feminist and women’s right activist. She is the author of The Taste of Broken which is currently available on Amazon, Google Books, and Barnes and Noble. She’s written for online publications such as Bloody Good Period, Wendy Agulo Productions and she’s been featured at the Inspired Word Series, the Queens Literary Festival, the International Women’s Artist Salon, and the Local Project.
Lucy’s work focuses on her personal battles from being diagnosed with endometriosis to body dysmorphia. She talks openly about these experiences and how topics like women’s health are not being addressed in the public eye. In a recently article, Lucy shares her story of when she suffered from postpartum depression after her miscarriage…an experience up to 50 percent of women go through after early pregnancy loss but their stories are unknown.
Her writing is beautiful, haunting and painful. After reading her work, I remember thinking how incredibly brave it was for Lucy to reveal something so painful and personal. I asked her out of everything she’s been through how did she find the strength to move on and work through the pain:
“It took a long time for me to realize that I have the ability to create and communicate my message with words. And once that clicked, I knew that it was my responsibility to tell my story and let other women know that they are not alone. Topics like miscarriage and endometriosis have been viewed as taboo or something that women should not talk about – and that’s the problem.”
To Lucy Torres, I salute you for your bravery, your tenacity and your insatiable desire to talk openly about women’s rights. To find out more information, you can visit her Facebook page or her website at lucytorres.co
If you have a story to tell or you’re interested in being featured in the Spotlight series, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Til next time loves,