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Sometimes, It Hurts More Than It Should

I’m lonely. I’m really lonely. Yet I’m married, have four amazing kids and a dog. Yet, I am so lonely that it sometimes feels like my chest will explode. I used to have friends.  I used to be the life of the party.  I was always the one that did the crazy stunts or...

#MeToo: On The Other Side

At the age of 3, my father began sexually molesting me. At the age of 5, the sexual abuse was replaced by physical abuse from my father and my mother. At the age of 9, both my mother and father went to rehab for alcoholism. At the age of 10, I finally knew what it was...

#MeToo: Confusion and Fear

Rape and sexual assault take many forms. This is her story: When I was 19 years old, I couldn’t leave the house for anything important. That’s the rub. For anything important. I was still able to go out, and have a beer at the pub, or go shopping, or visit friends,...

I Just Wish Someone Understood…

A wise woman told me to write up my story and tell the hell out of it.  So, here I am. Sometimes, I feel like I have the only kid like mine. My son was diagnosed between 3 and 4. He is one of 3 I have, with special needs. For the time being, I’m focusing on my...