Feeling unsafe? #MeToo

It’s been a harrowing couple of weeks for women. Well, in truth it’s been a harrowing year for women – particularly those of us who have experienced the trauma of sexual assault/harassment. Triggers have been tripped. Wounds have been opened. Salt has been poured. Everywhere we look now is a reminder of all the fragile […]

Thirty years ago… there was Scott.

Despite what happened to me when I was four, I have always maintained that I lost my virginity when I was fourteen. See, I don’t consider virginity some glass case to keep my virtue that – once broken into – causes irrevocable damage me or my value in some way. I was sexually curious and […]

Dear Damaged Girl: Letters, Chapter 1.

A lovely friend of mine posted a blog not too long ago that was basically a letter to her younger self. I thought wow, that’s a neat idea. What would you say to your younger self with all the knowledge and experience you’ve gained from getting through all those past experiences? My bestie and I […]

Victims, Survivors or What’s Behind Door #3

Recently I’ve given a lot of thought to the idea of victims vs. survivors. I even started a blog about it because of my strong personal feelings on the subject. Many of you who have been around the blog a while know what kind of circumstances I’ve survived with varying degrees of success, level 10 […]

Fat-Shaming: Shame on me? Shame on YOU.

Recently in Wisconsin, a viewer took it upon himself to address the “weighty matters” of news anchor Jennifer Livingston’s “irresponsibility” to her community by carrying extra weight. She laid an eloquent and classy smack-down to said viewer, addressing instead his need to bully someone he did not know, had never met and even admitted in […]