I am in my mid-twenties and to be perfectly honest, am not really sure what I am doing with my life.  Right now, I am in a neuroscience PhD program and am trying to heal from an abusive relationship with another member of my program.  I am passionate about writing and raising awareness about abuse (emotional, physical, and sexual) and domestic violence.  I hope that by sharing my story, I will encourage others to do the same.  I know what it feels like to live in silence and isolation because you feel like no one can relate and fear that no one will believe you. It is probably one of the most stifling and suffocating feelings in the entire world.  I hope this blog will create a safe place for other women to comment and share their stories.  It is time to end the silence.