Abuse, Journal

disloyalty bind

I remember the first time my dad ever expressed jealousy towards someone else in my life. Sure, my mother did it all the time, openly and loudly, making me out to be some traitorous whore for connecting with someone outside the family. My dad didn’t, and when he finally did, it was very subtle. All… Continue reading disloyalty bind

Abuse, Journal, Recovery

pitfalls

A/N: I don’t really like the word “trigger” for a number of reasons, the biggest one being how it’s being used so casually in society. For simplicity’s sake, I’ll be using it to describe what happens when something from the present reminds me of something traumatic. It was a hot day again, so we've been… Continue reading pitfalls

Abuse, Journal, Recovery

to uncle joe

I never really had the idea to write an open letter to one of my abusers. I never had the idea of what I’d want to tell them, nor any idea what I’d want to say if I did. Until now. I’m not sure why this one came to me first. Maybe it’s because I… Continue reading to uncle joe

Art Therapy

unsightly

The original draft of this piece was a comment on how some cases of child abuse get erased or ignored in favor of cases that are of a "high percentage", furthers someone's agenda, or are just plain unsightly. In light of #MeToo, I switched gears a little bit. The words here are only a scratch… Continue reading unsightly