Six months ago I began going to therapy. I can truly say that it’s been one of the best decisions I’ve made in my life; right next to uprooting my family and moving across the country. I decided to break the stigma of a black Christian woman going to therapy. There was just entirely too much I’ve carried that was worthy of unpacking.
I can still remember the day…not like it was yesterday, but as if it was a faint memory of what I wished was a borrowed past. A little over two years ago, I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease that unexpectedly changed my life. Latent Autoimmune Deficiency in Adults, better known as Diabetes Type 1 or Type 1.5 in my case. After ignoring several symptoms and battling within myself to figure out what was going on with me, I finally decided to seek help and began to learn how to navigate my new life with a chronic illness.