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Name: Elizabeth Halpin
Date registered: February 26, 2015
URL: http://whenyoureready.org/elizabeth


I’m Elizabeth, a blogger on When You’re Ready.org
I spent 2 years struggling with PTSD and panic attacks following a violent attack.
I want to use my experience and my voice to raise support for others. I desperately want to make the world a safer place for girls and women, especially my two little sisters.

Keep talking, Keep sharing. When You’re Ready, I’ll be here.

Latest posts

  1. Me Too — October 17, 2017
  2. The Last 5 Percent — March 19, 2017
  3. The Gaslight is ON. — November 4, 2016
  4. Not Guilty Does Not Equal Innocent — August 11, 2016
  5. The Great Divide — June 5, 2016

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Oct 17

Me Too

I’m crying for all my friends and family, and perfect strangers, who are bravely standing up to say “me too” today. And for those who aren’t in a place where they can speak up, we are here for you too.

Every year or so, a high profile celebrity is outed as a serial sexual predator. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://whenyoureready.org/me-too/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://whenyoureready.org/the-last-5-percent/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://whenyoureready.org/the-gaslight-is-on/

Aug 11

Not Guilty Does Not Equal Innocent

For those who were not following the trial or verdict, Jian Ghomeshi was acquitted on 4 counts of sexual assault and 1 count of choking on March 24, 2016.

I know this is (several months) late. I needed time to process it all and let the anger, fear, and disappointment simmer down. I want to understand and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://whenyoureready.org/not-guilty-does-not-equal-innocent/

Jun 05

The Great Divide

Any major trauma will split your life into two – before and after. Everything falls away and you’re left with the reality that life as you know it is over, and everything is different now. Everything you thought you knew or could trust has been turned upside down and shaken like a snow globe. It shifts …

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