Hola 👋 Amigos (friends)! It’s been a while since I shared about myself, my story, and my mission 🌎
My name is Petra and I am a blogger, digital designer, and Advocate. I’m passionate about social connectedness and mental health is my #1 Priority.
In 2016 I started a personal blog UnlockedPain.com. This was the first step I took in my healing journey. Over the years, I went to counseling but I still felt alone. I felt this 🔥 burning desire to talk about what I endured as a child and in my teen years. But I was ashamed and uncomfortable bringing up the subject. So subconsciously (now looking back) I was looking for a way to get the feelings out that I bottled inside for so many years. I started to wonder if other Survivors felt alone like I did.
Fast forward to 2018 I was searching for someplace to go, where I could continue my healing journey. Honestly, I didn’t think such a place existed or it would cost too much for me to afford. After researching my fingers off (literally) I found @Saprea (formerly The Younique Foundation) which is a FREE (Yes FREE) 4-day Retreat for adult Survivors of child sexual abuse. (You only pay for your transportation to get there whether driving or flying). I applied and was accepted to attend. When I attended I felt validated by the emotional rollercoaster I had experienced off and on over the years.
This experience helped me understand that my 🗣 Voice matters and I can do my part in helping make an impact.
I recently moved to Las Vegas and I’m really hopeful that I will be part of a growing community of impactful, caring, purpose-driven individuals. Everything I know I self-taught and I’m continuing to work on my skills in digital design.