Becoming Healthy Again : Part Two.

Meditation is a great practice to incorporate into your daily lives. It is however not as easy as it sounds, I know it was not easy for me as my brain would not turn off and I was constantly thinking

College Student’s Story: Broken and Hurt

College Student’s Story: Broken and Hurt

I am a sophomore in college and at the beginning of the year my friends and I decided to go out to the clubs to celebrate one of my friend’s birthdays. I was dancing and having a good time when

Becoming Healthy Again (Part One)

After my assault, literally the next day I worked out at the gym across the street from my drama school. that gym was to become my second home. Before the assault I used to gym it about three days a

The No One Told Me Series: The “I” Word

The No One Told Me Series: The “I” Word

  INTIMACY This is the topic I have been dreading since my first day as a WYR Blogger. There is no word I hate more in the entire English language. My friends tease me about it & try to fit

16 Year Old Sailor’s Story: Regatta Rape

16 Year Old Sailor’s Story: Regatta Rape

He finally lifted his body from mine to put on a condom, I then knew exactly what was about to happen, I was a virgin and did not want this to be my first time. I drunkly attempted to take the condom from him but that got him mad, so I finally started to leave, looking for my shirt or just something to leave in. Thats when we threw me across the bed, the final blow to my head on the low roof.

Kara G’s Story: Taking my Power Back

Kara G’s Story: Taking my Power Back

Here I am at 2 in the morning struggling to find rest. Tears escaping my eyes and making their way down my cheeks. All the while I am thinking I bet he is sleeping soundly like a child. This irritates me to no end. I decide to get up and write this because I cant think of any other way to get this pain and feeling of violation out of my head and entire being.

It’s OK If You Don’t Speak Out

It’s OK If You Don’t Speak Out

I’ve been open with my story¬†online for about a year now. However, I have just recently begun speaking in public, where “real life” people could see and recognize me. This has garnered many, many comments about my bravery. I appreciate

When You’re Ready on Alberta Primetime

When You’re Ready on the News! I was interviewed for a segment on Alberta Primetime, called Alberta Stories last week. It aired last night and the link is now active. In the segment I discuss the assault, the aftermath, and

We Believe: A Benefit for SACE

We Believe: A Benefit for SACE

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to speak publicly about my experience with sexual assault and healing. The event was called We Believe: A Benefit for SACE. It was a fundraiser for the Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton,