Hi everyone! Welcome!
I’m so excited for October for so many reasons, besides the Fall (Winter?) weather coming and it also being my birthday – Shattering Stigmas! It’s here once again!! I cannot believe this it’s fifth year. How did this even happen?
In case you aren’t sure what I’m talking about, I will share below.
Shattering Stigmas was created by Shannon at It Starts At Midnight in 2015. Here’s the archive where you can read past posts on her blog. It was made to shatter stigmas and bring more awareness to mental health and mental illness in the YA bookish community. Since it’s creation, there’s been many co-hosts over the past year.
It is an amazing event and I’m so lucky to be able to help out this year! The other lovely co-hosts are Taylor, Shannon and Mari. I will link their Twitter accounts and blogs below so you can follow along. We will also have a couple giveaways going on.
To be honest, I’ve wanted to participate in co-hosting since it’s second year. I was ridiculously excited when Taylor let me(!!) be a co-host. I love the message behind this and it’s overall such an amazing, inspiring event every time. It is really so inspiring, it has even given me the courage to do something I should have attempted a long time ago. . .
And to keep you in suspense for a little longer, I will be sharing a post of my own a bit later.
I hope you stick around for the fantastic guest posters we have planned over next two weeks. I really want to thank all of the participants that decided to share posts with me and the other co-hosts. It takes a lot of strength to openly share personal stories especially dealing with things that society so often tells us to hide or minimize. So, thank you so much. This event would not be possible without you all. 🧡🧡