Mar 19

The Last 5 Percent

I like to think I’m 95% recovered from PTSD.

At my worst, I was afraid to leave my house. It took pep talks and bribery to get me out the door, even to go to the grocery store. Panic attacks happened almost daily, and my resting heart rate was around 100 BPM.

Now, I can …

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Feb 15

Ten Years On. Taking Action.

Ten years has gone by and I can remember the assault like it was yesterday. There was a time in the ten years that passed that it was easier to dwell on the event, let it consume me and let it all take over my life. It was easy to do that and I let …

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Jan 20

A letter from me to you…

Thank you for trusting me with your Stories. Thank you for your vulnerability, and for your courage. On behalf of all survivors, thank you for helping us see that we are not alone. And thank you for being patient with me.

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Nov 04

The Gaslight is ON.

I’m sorry for writing another piece about this garbage when there’s already so much of it swirling around, and I’m sure it’s adding fuel to the flames. But I have something to get off my chest and I think it’s a slightly different perspective than people are used to. 

I haven’t written in awhile. I’ve …

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Oct 17

Wonderful Women

Last week I started to write about Trump and his openness to sexual assault. Writing about it however made me so angry, and so I stopped for a breather, which lasted over a week. In that time I focused on other aspects that had come out after Trump’s words surfaced. That is what I want to focus …

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