“If you think you’re a walking train wreck, hang in there. If I can make it, so can you.”
When my incredibly talented friend, Kat Inokai of Bump and Hustle, suggested I check out the 9-episode series she had produced, I didn’t even think before answering yes. Kat’s amazing, and if she says I should do something I [generally] trust her.
(Remember how I said internet friends are amazing? She is truly like a sister to me, and I just love her so much. But I digress.)
Kat filled me in on the overall theme of the web series a few moments later, and I worried that the heaviness would be too much. Would it go over my head? Would it be more than I can take? If I’m being truly honest, life hasn’t felt like a walk in the park lately and really wasn’t sure I had it in me to watch something so… tough.
But I was wrong.
I’d be lying if I said the heaviness and the sadness didn’t hit me. It did. It hit me like a ton of bricks, and I stopped trying to quell the tears because it was too hard to keep them down.
Each monologue was markedly unique. Each of the nine days had its own theme, and each was as relatable as the last – even if you’ve never been sexually assaulted; even if you’ve never been to detox or rehab; even if you’ve never been suicidal… Cambria just speaks to you. She will make you cry, and she’ll make you laugh. You’ll find yourself nodding your agreement as she speaks directly to your soul as if the memories are your own.
The writing is incredible and the talent is absolutely out of this world. I could have watched 90-days’ worth of Cambria and not once felt it was too much.
I can’t describe it except to say that Cambria is every single one of us. Her experiences are our own.
Grab your tissues and check out #9DaysWithCambria right.this.second.omg. You won’t be sorry. You can find Day One here.