Sharing your story is incredibly personal, drudging up past memories and remembering things you don't want to isn't easy.
In Cherokee culture face paint and body paint can symbolize many things. The girl in the logo is the lovely sister of a dear friend of mine whose expertise and knowledge in this area has helped bring this vision to life. The painted line on the lip and chin represents your words and using your words to put good in the world.
No one should have to share anything they are not ready for. Every time I share a bit of my truth, the burden of carrying it gets a tad lighter.
This isn't about revenge or calling people out, this is about using your voice, sharing your truth and saying this is not okay. No one deserves to be abused in any capacity.
Submitting a story is simple. Tap the button below and email us. We won't share names in the story, and we won't share yours without permission.
My name is Sheyahshe Littledave and I am an enrolled member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and a published author. Writing is my passion and my goal is tell the stories of our people and normalize Indigenous people in our society. We are still here and we matter.