These garments and the thousands of hours I spent hand-knitting them were inspired by the process of healing and designed to give light to an area that is dark. This darkness took me 4 years of "umms and stumbles" before I could even say it. When I was young, I was sexually abused by my older brother. He suffered from schizophrenia and he later committed suicide.
Conquering these traumas weren’t easy; it took a lot of amazing people to knit me back together and bring me out of darkness, which is why I designed this collection inspired by light: to remind those of us who have been abused that they there is light after darkness and that they are not alone.
My heart in sharing my story and this collection is to give hope for those processing a similar abuse. I contemplated for a long time whether or not to share this, but In the end, I needed to; I know there are those of us who feel more broken than whole - but wholeness does come again!
Healing is not a sad face emoji in the comment section. It takes a lot of pain, and hardship to say the truth out loud to someone you trust. The fear is overwhelming at first, but it becomes less of a terror each time.
The best thing that people did was listen, and remind me that I was not defined by my situation. That there were better things ahead. That it may not come right away, but eventually, after a long night, there would be a glimmer of light. And eventually, those dark memories would be drowned out by light.