I intentionally took a break from blogging for five months, and that time has been filled with both wonderful and terrible things. The wonderful things have come from my sponsors and friends who helped me make rent and bills and have enough food to eat until I found a job, and to make ends meet […]
Update September 22, 2019: Rent is due in 3 days – we don’t have much time. Click here to go straight to the GoFundMe. Update 2: Rent is covered – now we’re aiming to raise another $300 by the 15th of October. It was in late 2015 that I read the book “The Art of […]
The blog is a medium of communication. There are many platforms, modes, and media. For me, communicating with the world was something my dad did through his blog. He was semi-famous, and I never imagined myself choosing a different career path than he did. Throughout my childhood, each morning would start with the steady sound […]
Abusers don’t like being held accountable for their actions. One of the best ways to keep an abuser from holding power is to expose their true nature.
Some say the end is near Some say we’ll see Armageddon soon I certainly hope we will I sure could use a vacation from this Bullshit three-ring circus sideshow I was raised to believe in the end of the world. I read the Left Behind books with eagerness, and spent countless hours fantasizing about what […]
It’s already June, and I feel like I’m still recovering from March. Countless more important things are going on than my personal family drama, so instead of writing about it, I want to write about what it’s been like to go beyond it and establish a personal identity. It has not been easy, and I’ve […]
Wrote this poem a few days ago. It’s very raw, but I was encouraged to share it with the world. The emotions I’m feeling aren’t ones that I know any song for Compassion for my abuser Understanding for the one who hurt me Simultaneous anger and release from pain passed on You used your pain […]
When you report symptoms of depression and anxiety, the doctors give you a chart to fill out. Rating on a scale of frequency, it asks questions like how often you feel like you’d be better off dead, or take little interest in doing things. Though I caved to trying psychiatric medications years ago, they still […]
“Don’t use your memoir to air old grievances and to settle old scores; get rid of that anger somewhere else. The memoirs that we do remember from the 1990s are the ones that were written with love and forgiveness…although the childhoods they describe were painful, the writers are as hard on their younger selves as […]
This video took a long time to put together, but I’m really proud of how it turned out. Please leave a comment and let me know what you think!