Is Compassion Online Dead?
After the hateful firestorm from my HuffPost Parents piece on Tuesday, my courage and fire were shining bright. So I wrote a follow up piece. HuffPost ran it just a few hours ago. I sincerely hope I did us justice.
Has the Internet Killed Compassion?
I have been writing about my journey of recovery from anxiety, depression and infertility for almost two years now. The Huffington Post has run many pieces for almost a year of that.
Writing publicly about my struggles means several things to me:
- Continued healing for myself.
- Helping others to feel not so alone in their struggles.
- Offering help and support for those who choose to change their lives for the better.
- Ignorant and hateful comments from people who don’t show up themselves.
However, I have never had a response like I did on my last piece. Within 10 minutes it was a firestorm of hate, judgment and hurtful words.
Continue reading at HuffPost Parents here.