Big sigh of relief.

Learning to exhale has become a reoccurring theme in my young adult life. 

Out with the old, in with the new. 

Looking to the past for identity, looking towards the future for a new hope. 

Remembering I am my father's daughter, remembering that I'm now a new creation.


A study on past genealogies can show one a few things.

1.  Depression ran deep on both sides.

2. It destroyed my father's uncle.

3. It plagued my grandmother & mother. 

So how does one overcome something in their blood?


Despite the disposition of those before me, there is yet hope. 

I can decide in faith that the chains of my past no longer hold dominion over me. 

I can choose to see a future where my children will not be subject to a government of lies. 

With every breath, we can be the editor and not the victim.

Out with the old, in with the new...

The past no longer defines who we were created to be. 



Transparency is a shared journal that is curated by Tiana Petrullo in collaboration with a beautiful community of contributors who have offered to share their personal experiences with mental health. To encourage a contribution of the most raw and real experience, minimal guidance was given. All stories have been willingly shared and are written to reflect what is personally most prevalent to the writer. Together, we offer an expansion of knowledge, awareness, and acknowledgement.