Category Archive: Inspiration

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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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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Mar 29

A House in the Sky

I hated myself more. Why are these words burning themselves into my brain, echoing in my ears? Because it’s how I felt. I look back at the passage and realized I need only replace two words: ‘Abdullah’ with my rapist’s name, and ‘Somalia’ with ‘the party’ and this is just a beautifully written account of what I was thinking for the years that followed my first rape – and to be perfectly honest, haunt me today.

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Feb 27

Climbing Out of a Deep, Dark, Hole

Hi everyone!

I am very excited to join Lauren in this adventure. It has been my dream for some time to help bring awareness, healing, and hope to real live people, and I am happy to say that I am finally ready!

In my initial post, I talked a lot about how I’ve struggled, and …

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