“Trauma creates change you don’t choose. Healing is about creating change you do choose.” – Michelle Rosenthal
Hi, I’m La’Nita and everyday I’m positively truth and still discovering.
I am a 27-year old, Georgia native-DC resident and (pre-corona) wanderluster, who unsuspectedly wound up as a mental health advocate following my near-fatal involvement in the 2016 Burkina Faso ‘Café Cappuccino Terrorist Attacks.”
Everyday I’m learning more about myself. Appreciating the journey towards the destination. But most importantly, everyday I’m healing towards a more authentic me.
Upon returning from an almost life-ending incident, I scoured the internet for tips and tricks for terrorist attack survivors on how to now maneuver through mental illness. Instead, I was met with a slew of articles directed towards war, combat, and military veterans.
That means this little ole’ civilian was left out. I was searching for resources, internet groups, or anything that would help me feel connected to the trauma that I underwent. But instead, I continued to feel lost.
So, I decided to start my own space!
PTSD Out Loud is blog to not only share my experience navigating PTSD, depression and anxiety, but also offer a safe space for those wanting to explore what it means to LIVE OUT LOUD with mental illness! You can ‘Subscribe’ by putting your email below!
Fun Facts about Me
I am a Southern girl, born and raised! There’s not a sentence that I can make it through without my accent slippin’ out.
But I have called Georgia, California, Spain, Argentina, Chicago, DC & Guatemala home.
What Did You Study?
I got a BA from Pepperdine University in Hispanic Studies & International Studies and Intercult. Comm.
I got an MA from American University in International Training and Education.
What Do You Do?
I am an Education Foreign Service Officer, gearing up to move to Guatemala City, Guatemala for my first post.
But, in the past I have worked in non-profits, sales & finance, academia, and farmer’s markets.
How Do You Have Fun?
I love learning foreign languages: I speak Spanish, French and I’m learning Portuguese.
I’m also relearning to play the cello and am documenting my journey on my YouTube channel, Rewiring La’Nita.