I once went three weeks without taking a shower; wearing the same hoodie and jeans to work every single day.
I was helpless, hopeless, felt worthless, and beginning my very long battle with the monster called depression.
I allowed depression to beat my self-esteem from confident to non-existent.
I almost lost my job, my fiance, and my family.
After being forced by management to undergo counseling, I came to the realization that I had lost myself.
I found hope in writing.
Writing Waterproof Mascara and seeing the impact my story has made on hundreds of people has blessed me with the idea to start a campaign called “I am the face of Depression”. This campaign focuses on equipping men and women with weapons of self esteem, allowing them to see their full potential and not the mask depression has covered them with.
I’m starting a charity that will provide a free makeover and photo shoot for anyone struggling with depression.
My goal with these photo shoots?
- Rebuilding self-worth.
- Remind them of their beauty and potential.
- Renewing hope.
- Motivating them to take their lives back.
Join me in my stand against Depression.
My Name is Casie Ellison, I’m 27 years young and have two beautiful children. As I sit tucked away in my little cubicle, I fade into my past replaying the struggles I’ve overcome. I’ve been diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder and Bipolar II, manic depression. “You think you’ve been through things no one should have to go through? Well, I’ve felt things no one should have to feel.”
People told me at 23 years old, “You are a vision of strength. You have wisdom beyond your years”. But the truth is I have two faces. One is the mask they see. The other is in this book. The one thing that connects them is also the one thing that hides my weaknesses. All of my secrets lie in my waterproof mascara. I wrote Waterproof Mascara to shed light on my journey through life, my struggles, my faults, my failures, and my pain in hopes it would save one person from suicide, stop one person from cutting. In hopes it would make one person realize “If she can get through this, so can I.” My story is too good not to share, I know i was born to impact the lives of people going through depression and struggles in their lives. That’s what I’m here to do. One single day at a time.
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