Ayahuasca helped me overcome Trauma and gave me a new purpose in life by Brandee Alessandra
When I was 6 years old my father committed suicide. I remember running to his room after he had shot himself. This was the beginning of what felt like a never ending nightmare, which became normal everyday life for me. I grew up with a meth addicted mother and lived in a meth house most of my childhood. By the time I was eight, I became the mother to my newborn brother. His crib was in my room and he relied on me for everything because my mother wasn’t able to take care of him most of the time. We were kicked out of nine homes and I went to nine different schools by the time I was 11. Mom was often in and out of prison. In fact, to this day my mother is still a meth addict living in a meth house. She only has a few teeth, and spends her time selling copper and other scrap metals stolen from construction sites to buy drugs.
I was removed from my mother’s house at age 11, and my grandparents took me in. They entered me in school, taught me right from wrong, did their best to make me feel safe, loved, and protected, but the demons followed me. It was Oakland, CA, and I still had to deal with gangs and violence around me on a daily basis. When I was 16, I was kidnapped by a thug and was tortured for an evening before she finally passed out and I was able to escape.