A Poem for the Child I Was

My therapist suggested I write a letter to the little girl I used to be, as a way to reconnect and process the guilt I feel about not living up to the ‘potential’ I’ve always felt I’ve wasted. This is what I came up with after a lot of avoidance and crying. It’s really simple [...]

June Update

Warning: mention of child sexual abuse, kidnapping, mental health So stuff happened and everything feels weird now! Last year in the beginning of the pandemic I was contacted by some people that wanted to hear my story. Last week I was finally able to sit down with them and talk about it all. I won’t [...]

A Rant About Conspiracy Theories And Child Abuse

*Mentions of child abuse, conspiracy theories, and childhood trauma.* As the pandemic rips its way through the US, riddled with protests against police brutality and systemic racism, we have seen how passionate the people are about the social issues that they believe in. I applaud the bravery and fortitude of protestors demanding justice for victims [...]

Thoughts on a Memoir

How does someone write the story of their lives? Some seem to do it easily with very little help, while others are rendered silent with no way to form the words needed to convey their experience to others. And then there's me. Firmly stuck in between. I have the words, and moments I have written [...]