So basically I started my Instagram because I needed a creative outlet for my photography. Prior to this, I was in a very emotionally abusive relationship with someone who did not support me and belittled me everyday for a very long time. I always wanted to travel but this relationship stopped me from ever doing anything.
After it ended, I was going to therapy for post traumatic stress and I would have constant anxiety and panic attacks. What helped me was I fought through it all. I started traveling more. I found passion in my pictures and now I try to live a happy life with a lot of positivity and support.
Being part of the Instagram community helped me meet other creators. It has been an amazing experience and people are really digging my stuff. So basically what I’m trying to say is never let anyone belittle you and do what makes you happy. That’s what I’m doing and it’s liberating. I still deal with PTSD as it was a very traumatic experience but i know my worth now.