Victories

A lot has happened since I last posted, both in my personal life and in the news. Most importantly, we have seen the downfall of 2 men who the world previously thought were untouchable: Bill Cosby and now, Harvey Weinstein. Like many others, the image of Harvey Weinstein coming out of the New York police … Continue reading Victories

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Sexual Assault Awareness Month

For those of you who haven’t heard, April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). This year, SAAM comes at a unique time in our cultural dialogue, when women across the world are starting to find their voices through the power of #MeToo. Whether it’s rape, unwanted sexual contact, or everything in between, nearly every woman … Continue reading Sexual Assault Awareness Month

The Sunshine Blogger Award

Thank you so much to Searching for Hope... for nominating me for a Sunshine Blogger Award. I would like to acknowledge and applaud this blogger, who is bravely sharing her story with narcissistic abuse. Every time we tell our stories, we show the world that we refuse to be shamed, to live in silence and … Continue reading The Sunshine Blogger Award

A helping hand

Triggers for trauma survivors can be everywhere. They can bring up memories, flashbacks, and evoke physical responses like panic attack symptoms. There are the more obvious ones, like people and places directly associated with the trauma. But triggers can also arise in the unlikeliest of places. I recently found myself unexpectedly triggered during a church … Continue reading A helping hand

“I’m sorry”… So do something

I have written several blog posts about dealing with people's reactions when you choose to confide in them – whether it’s victim blaming, people not believing you, not understanding, or simply not knowing what to say. Like most survivors, I've encountered just about all of these. And as I started telling my story to more … Continue reading “I’m sorry”… So do something