“I show my scars so that others know they can heal.” I signed a copy of my book with these words back in 2011. Since then t-shirts have been designed and it has evolved into an entire movement. Now this October, I will host along with Black Girls Inspired, the very first live event in Las Vegas, NV.
SCARS are those lessons that we learn in life that seem unbearable and come at a greater cost. But the scars let us know that we survived it and healing is possible.
The host, Rhachelle Nicol’, arrived in Las Vegas, NV 6 years ago with her 3 oldest children, one on the way and a suitcase. She wanted a fresh start and to escape the hurt, pain and shame that had resulted from the choices she had made. She soon realized that no matter how little baggage she physically carried, she was carrying so much more emotionally. Now she is using her journey and showing her scars so that others can realize that healing from an emotional and abusive past is possible.
On October 19th from 2-5pm, 3 men and 3 women will come together on a panel to discuss the epidemic of domestic violence. If you would like to participate and/or be a part of the panel please email firstname.lastname@example.org. The event will take place at The Pearson Community Center located at 1625 W Carey Ave, North Las Vegas, NV 89032. I would love if you could help us get the word out.
Have you liked the Showing Our Scars Facebook Page? We are “Showing Our Scars”!
You can also order your “My Scars” Tee!
Find out more about the story behind “My Scars”
- Why I Show My Scars (rhachellenicol.com)