Megan's Story: Wearing BD Like A Badge Of Honor

Megan's Story: Wearing BD Like A Badge Of Honor

My story is about how I overcame abuse, both physical and mental, and battling addiction, depression, and anxiety. So, to start off, I met my baby daddy when I was a teenager. Young and dumb, I thought he was the best thing on the planet - BOY WAS I WRONG!! We were together for 15 years, had 2 healthy and handsome sons, that were my world. Within the 15 years, he cheated on a daily basis, was an alcoholic and drug user, and he is the one that got me started. I know it was my choice, but he didn't really like it if I said no. He played the blame game where everything was my fault and if anything pissed him off I was the scapegoat, meaning if he lost something it was my fault. I had to be punished both verbally and physically. When my second son was 3 years old is when I had enough. My ex came home drunk and high fighting with his dad, and my son was caught in the middle - that was the breaking point! Well, to make a long story short, since I was basically homeless with 2 small boys, no job, no nothing, I lost custody of my boys to him. That's when I spiraled out of control! My depression was at its worst and I didn't have anything to live for so I thought,....but just when I tried to end it all, I heard someone say....."it's not your time".....mind you I was completely alone! Fast forward to a couple years later, I've fought for years in the courts until I had no more fight left. Please don't judge me for saying that - I know what you're thinking, "that's your kids how do you give up?". It's so hard to explain 😪 I couldn't financially afford the fight. He had money to buy his way outta anything! Anyways my addiction was so bad to the point I was afraid I was going to OD. That's when I got help and I was so proud of myself, but in this messed up town you're looked down upon whether you're in active addiction or in treatment, so I had to keep my accomplishments to myself. Now on April 29th, I will be 5 years clean and sober. When I found the Beautiful Disaster brand I was so excited! Finally something 🙌 someone standing up and shouting out for us underdogs! I have several pieces from several collections and I wear them proudly almost everyday - they are my badge of honor. Your company means so much to me because I feel proud when I wear my BD and I know how far I've come, from scrapping the bottom of the barrel to working full time sober as a judge. I wear my BD with my head held high! I am perfectly imperfect!! So thank you for all you do for us "misfits" also thank you for listening to me. 

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Comments

Terri 9 days ago

Megan, Wow, what a com back. I’m still working on mine, just not been able to get to that point. Keep head strong.

This is for all the millions of us out there: Were all Wow’s, pride, thankful, and Comebacks, were Thankful for BD. Peace, stay safe, and all the Love you pour out to us bad girls, that have needed that next step to move Forward.