My Story

On Being Raped – Part Three

It is my hope that, by sharing my story, it will encourage other trauma survivors to share their own stories. This post might trigger you. It will be helpful for you to share your feelings with someone. I left the university down South when I was nineteen to attend a private theater conservatory. I made… Continue reading On Being Raped – Part Three

My Story

On Being Raped – Part Two

It is my hope that, by sharing my story, it will encourage other trauma survivors to share their own stories. This post might trigger you. It will be helpful for you to share your feelings with someone. By the time I had arrived at college down South, I was a chronic binge drinker – alcohol… Continue reading On Being Raped – Part Two

My Story

On Being Raped – Part One

It is my hope that, by sharing my story, it will encourage other trauma survivors to share their own stories. These posts might trigger you. It will be helpful for you to share your feelings with someone. My therapist and I discussed how best to tell the story of my incest and rapes. I am… Continue reading On Being Raped – Part One

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Growing Up with Violence and Chaos

If I had to choose one word to describe my childhood life, it would be unpredictable. Unpredictable because I never knew what or when something was going to happen. I never knew when my mother would take my standing up for myself as backtalk and slap me across the face. I never knew when my… Continue reading Growing Up with Violence and Chaos

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I’d Like to Introduce You to My Inner Child

I understand that my inner child is me, but in working with her it helps me to view and treat her as a separate part of myself. In this way, I can connect with the child who is stuck in a time when things were dangerous – even life-threatening. My inner child is the part… Continue reading I’d Like to Introduce You to My Inner Child