In 2012, our good friend Meemo wrote a blog post for us. It told the story of growing up in Rich’s Pentecostal church and the hardship it is to suppress who you are in order to conform to an outward fundamentalist ideal.
We sat down together for a conversation to catch up with Meemo to see where her journey through life has brought her now.
LAF returns with our worst, and possibly best episode ever? Thanks to everyone who has supported us through our time off.
The episode we release tomorrow is rough. People who have heard our other episodes will hear a lifeless chill in my voice. Only in listening back to it did I realize how dead I still am inside. But I’m so much more alive than I was a few months ago.
It’s hard work. The work isn’t over. All I know is I will survive, not because of my own strength, but because I have a wife who is awesome, and I have a community that is stronger than any individual could ever be.
These podcasts have stirred up some old symptoms. You can hear them in this podcast. I didn’t want to publish this one, but Deanna says it’s important. PTSD is ugly. This podcast is ugly, but you can hear PTSD first hand. And maybe you can see enough to realize you or someone you love needs help.
Here is a list of symptoms of PTSD from the Mayo Clinic.