This is The Screamm Project, a global campaign that brings together a collective of diverse individuals to express their truth through vulnerability by sharing experiences of overcoming obstacles through ART, COLLABORATION, and EXPRESSION to drive the future of ending depression.
FEATURING HELEN EDWARDS #IAMHELENEDWARDS
What is the first thing that comes to mind when you read, I AM ______?
I AM YOU!
What event or moment occurred that led you to your passion, how did you overcome the obstacle and what is your passion? I can't really pinpoint when this "passion" all began, it's been a mixture of everything and every experience. All I know is I've felt this passion to serve by leadership since I was a child, therefore I was always the girl who stepped up when everyone else was like, "meh". I've also been my biggest threat, obstacle, and destruction to my own success. I've given up many times but something inside me has always restored me to come back stronger each time. I'm a big believer in signs and also a big believer of "protecting the throne" (mind, body, spirit) so that is what I am called to lead upon because I practice what I preach and don't compromise my shit for no one. I can tell you when it became much more meaningful - which was two years ago when my baby brother unexpectedly took his life a day after I launched my book trailer to the world. Although I am no stranger to grief, this one sucked the most and still does. The obstacle of wanting to say, "fuck it" to all the pursuits of goals and dropping everything to live in the forest somewhere seems easier at times. Yet, that same fire within burns brighter when I'm suffering inside. It's like I can't give up because I'm greatness and greatness doesn't wither. It's definitely something like a phenomenon. Therefore, I rise again and again and make moves bigger and better at each opportunity. My passion is really just enjoying this crazy weird life and to be as happy as I can everyday by being my interchangeable self >Drink, eat, dance, connect, stay wild, be humble, and help inspire as many people as I can by creating purposeful events, retreats, and speaking engagements. It's also a deep passion and drive for me to share the gifts and tools that I utilize myself to keep me going, which is: ritual, tribal yoga /dance, prayer, meditation, nurturing the warrior within, discipline, and consistent action. I believe I'm on the rise and I'm willing to keep going just to find out if this gut feeling has been right all along. Wink!