I’m incredibly hurt, sad and disappointed as I’m typing these words tonight. To be honest, I’ve had a tough day : allegations were made against us again and I wanted to clear the air once more.
Claire, Lexi & I are NOT doctors or psychologists. We’re NOT professional caregivers. We’ve never claimed to be. We’ve been very clear about this since the very beginning of this journey: we’re only here as volunteers. As survivors. We created this magazine to hopefully be a support to others. We know how hard it is to be alone and simply wish to help other survivors to connect and share their stories.
I’d also like to remind some of you that if you need help we can provide some informations such as hotlines or ressources (we’ll post something in our journal very soon) but we cannot be more than that. As I stated : we’re NOT doctors. We can listen and talk to you, like friends would do, but we’re not professional caregivers. Never forget that we, too, have our own issues and lives… We’re doing the best we can.
I cannot begin to express how much it hurts me to know that some of you are so unwell and angry at us for whatever reasons. I wish I could do more. I really do. But I’m human, and we’re a small team and, most of all, we’re new at this. We’re not perfect. Our deepest wish is to create a safe community and share as many stories as we can. Sadly we just cannot share everything for now and, to be honest, we also have an aesthetic in mind that we’d like to follow/explore (at least I know I do). It’s nothing personal, there is nothing « elitist » in doing so : each magazine has its own artistic vision.
I’m ending this by thanking those of you who support us.
THANK YOU SO MUCH for your messages, your trust & your uniqueness.
We do not know you but we support & love you too.
Thank you & take care,