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Loud Mouth Brown Girl started as a way for a woman who had “woken up” to the reality of her situation, after being shocked awake by being arrested, for having a panic attack on an airplane.
There are few things that Devon loves doing more than writing, as her apartment can promise you, largely because the world thinks that she is lazy, that she’s just collecting “welfare” or “living on the buck,,” because it’s easier.
There is nothing easy about being a woman who suffers from mental health issues that stem from 30 years of sexual abuse as a child, after spending 18 years being the one that people with mental health issues came to for help.
This journey has been a tough one, and sometimes very scary, but now that Devon is starting to finally understand how to find the words to process what she’s been through, things are starting to make a lot more sense to her brain.
With that being said, Loud Mouth Brown Girl is about regurgitating the information that Devon has learned about Trauma, PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, and other mental health issues, so that no one can ever say they didn’t know, again.
Those words “I didn’t know,” are often a lie to make ourselves feel more comfortable about the fact that really awful things happen to our world’s most vulnerable people, at the hands of seriously twisted and evil human beings.
In Devon’s case, there were a lot of years of pretending that friends were enemies and enemies were friends, until those enemies became family, just because it was the only way to survive.
Ride or Die is a constant and ever-present phrase in Devon’s life, and in the lives of all Loud Mouth Brown Girls who speak out about gang culture and the toll it takes on the body, mind, and soul.
There were victims who became abusers, abusers who became victims, and on and on the cycle went until Devon decided to speak out because not speaking out would have absolutely meant the end of her time on this earth.
Devon survived because she spoke out and made sure that as many people around the globe as possible knew her name, even if she doesn’t know all their faces and names, and because of the gift these heroes have given Devon, (and we don’t say that lightly,) many other lives have been saved, changed, challenged, and inspired.
The truth is that if you want to be safe, if you want to be loved, if you want to be free, then you have to be louder than those trying to shut you up.
Loud Mouth Brown Girl proves you can do that, and she absolutely will show you how, through her writing, her art, and her commitment to the idea that people with mental health issues can lead amazing powerful, and inspiring lives, simply because they exist, and for no other reason.