Tag Archives: Survivor not Victim

February 05

The Love Letter

I wanted to live. He put his hand around my neck and squeezed. His hand was sweaty and his breathing was calm. Our eyes met, his had lost their twinkle, deviating dark months ago; mine were pleading for their life. His face showed no emotion. I meant nothing to him. Something caught my peripheral view; […]

parenting unexpected trigger November 06

Parenting-An Unexpected Trigger

On Tuesday, Dawn courageously shared a part of her story with us. You may have noticed that she touched briefly on a project she and a fellow survivor, mother, and blogger are starting to support others who no longer want to feel alone, who want to find a community where there are others who¬†understand completely […]

August 12

Lasting First Impressions (Part 1)

When I was a little girl, I feared policemen. I can’t pinpoint why. I grew up in a law abiding home, so I had no real reason to be afraid, but for some reason, they looked scary to me, intimidating with their dark uniforms, big sticks and guns. Once when my mom got pulled over […]

finding fault July 21

Finding Fault

**TRIGGER WARNING: RAPE, ASSAULT, VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN** Seventeen is different for everyone. In a perfect world, it is a successful last year of high school, fun with friends, planning a future. I am quite sure no one ever envisions having a part of their soul stolen. Lost, never to be found. My mother had accepted […]

June 30

He Hit Me (And It Felt Like A Kiss)

*Trigger Warning: Domestic abuse   In the history of the world, no one has ever loved anyone the way I loved my husband. I felt that way all the way up until the moment he dislocated my rib cage.   He bought me my first car. I didn’t own a car until I was in […]