Abuse, Culture


A/N: As a small disclaimer, I want to remind/inform anyone reading this that I had female abusers as well as male ones, and therefore, I put equal scrutiny on both genders. I'm just giving attention to the male-related offenses here because of a very concerning trend in today's culture about what it means to be male,… Continue reading misandry


challenge & change

Life, I've learned, can change in seconds, and usually when I least expect it. As it is, I wrote something on social media yesterday I didn't expect to write, something I gave up hope of ever writing: Yes...the police got back with me. They wanted to learn more about my uncle possessing child porn; the… Continue reading challenge & change


winter fog

The books often cite one of the major signs of depression is a loss of interest in things that once interested the person in question. Even things he/she loved or were very passionate about turn into something gray and lifeless. I never really got that; my interests and passions were some of the things that… Continue reading winter fog


crabs have claws

Abuse really does so much harm to one’s ability to see reality. I realized it again when I made that mistake, memories of mistakes leading to severe emotional abuse and grudges (leading to more emotional abuse for those things I said sorry for) flooding my mind. This is true for the immediate as well as… Continue reading crabs have claws

Art Therapy


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

Abuse, Culture


Every choice, no matter what it is, has a consequence. Choosing hatred has consequences. Choosing love and forgiveness has consequences. So does, of course, that choice. Abortion is a topic that sits very deep in me. It's like an undersea volcano; there's both incredible agony and anger associated with this very controversial topic. It's also a… Continue reading choice