My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for The Younique Foundation, Lehi, UT, USA
This post is for anyone who has experienced something similar. I know it is difficult to apply to this program and trust something good might happen. In no way is this to discourage others or invalidate the great experiences other have gained. I applied to the retreat thinking that in reaching out I would find people who understand what I was going through. I was rejected because of being honest about my struggles. I felt I was judged on those labels unfairly. On paper, I look like a nightmare because of all the diagnosis and labels I have been given. I am so much more than these labels and I have worked hard for years and I am still working to get out of the darkness sexual abuse has caused me. I was ready to meet new people and share in what I hoped would become a part of my healing journey. Unfortunately, I was met with the same judgement I have found for most of my life when people are afraid of the real consequences of abuse. If you don't present yourself like Oprah and have real struggles this place is not for you. I felt extreme judgement and was told when I am further along in my own healing journey I may reapply. I work every day to find hope and a place the purported to give hope quickly dashed the hope I had for trusting those in the role of helping.