E and I both battled with Postpartum Depression and Anxiety after the birth of our first kiddos. It was a long, hard battle, but we came through, have had more children regardless of the reoccurrence fear and love the opportunity to support other women who have struggled or who are currently struggling. It ain't no joke...we take it very seriously and know-believe-are living proof-in healing. Thats why we are supporting those women who are climbing out of darkness. They climb to symbolize the collective rise out of darkness and despair, to shine the light of hope for women all around the world.
On June 21st, the longest day of the year, women all over the world will join together to climb in an effort to raise money for Postpartum Progress, a non-profit organization focusing on PPD education and advocacy. It is the world's most widely read blog on postpartum depression and other mental illnesses related to pregnancy and childbirth. The work, hope, education and community Postpartum Progress provides is invaluable. We know because thats how we met our dear friend Grace.
Grace and her husband will journey down approximately 1,800 feet into La Barranca de Huentitan and climb back out, in honor of the work Postpartum Progress is doing and will continue to do for those suffering. Please check out Grace's fundraiser page and learn more about her story on her blog.
We are cheering you on sweet friend and hope to join you next year when I'm not almost 9 months pregnant! :)