This post is part of my series for Mental Health Awareness Week 2018! The series includes articles, poems, and photo essays by many guest authors about mental health and related issues. For more information, click here!
Content warning: this post covers c-PTSD and may affect those with PTSD
I fell in love with Netflix’s ‘Unbreakable, Kimmy Schmidt’ from the first time I heard Mike Britt (playing Walter Bankston) sing out, “Unbreakable, they alive dammit, it’s a miracle. Unbreakable, they alive dammit, females are strong as hell.” The upbeat song already sounded like it could be the theme song for my life. I often have had feelings of “well, I’m still alive, some how I’m strong enough to get through this.”
Then comes Kimmy, a woman who spent 15 years in a bunker run by a narcissistic priest, who decides to leave the city she had grown up in, and been kidnapped in, to start a life in New York. She not only wants to discover what the world has to offer, but she also wants to stop being identified as a victim.Continue Reading