Uncensored: A Guide to Putting on Your Big Girl Panties
Theresa Tirk, author
Uncensored is a self-help memoir about a recovering people-pleaser who finally learns some self-love. I was born into a world of alcoholism, drug addiction, chaos and dysfunction of a teenage mother. It never changed. I grew up in an atmosphere of learning how to survive through people-pleasing. In my late teen years, I started down the same destructive path that I learned from the adults in my life. I was searching for something that I could never seem to find. Early twenties, I met the love of my life. I feared messing it up, so my destructive people-pleasing ways continued into my marriage and motherhood. I fell into a dark hole of depression and anxiety that led to suicidal thoughts. Something had to change. I began a healing journey. I went to therapy, got on medication, learned how to live with mental health issues. Then the real work began. I had to learn how to truly address all the bullshit that my childhood instilled in me. I had to reparent myself. I began the long road of healing my generational trauma and inner child. I learned how loving myself and making myself a priority allowed me to be a better parent and wife. I share my entire life, very openly and vulnerably and raw. It's full of my crazy humor, lots of swear words, some WTF moments, maybe a few tears but also lots of resources to allow the reader who may see themselves in parts of my story to begin to heal themselves.