I Walk with a Limp, My Personal Journey as a Trauma Survivor, is filled with heartrending and inspirational prose and poetry. Barbara is a survivor of family violence, incest, and rape. She has been diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Bipolar Disorder and was declared permanently disabled since May 2007 by the Social Security Administration.
Through personal stories, reflection, and poems, Barbara illuminates the many challenges she has faced while working through issues such as hypervigilance, low self-esteem, poor body image, bulimia, and alcoholism.
In her collection, Barbara shares with us her experience as a survivor and what she has learned as she continues her path of healing from trauma. Her goal is to help other survivors understand that they are not alone in their struggles and to empower them to find their own voice. Her words help to educate others about what it’s like to live with PTSD and ease the stigma surrounding mental illness.
Barbara’s message is one of perseverance, courage, and hope. She offers the reader a glimpse into how she has discovered her inner warrior, learned to work through her fears, and strengthen her Spirit as she strives to live an authentic life.
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