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My Story of Sexual Assault

Today I’d like to share a highly vulnerable story with you in the hopes of getting one very important message across: You are NEVER at fault for your sexual assault. EVER. Shortly before I met my husband, I met another man through online dating. He was from out of...

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When The Triggers Don’t Stop

I’m currently reading a new book released just this past week, “Woman Rising: A True Story” by Julia McCoy. This memoir is the incredibly raw and vulnerable depiction of the horrific abuse the daughter of a cult leader endured throughout her childhood, and then how,...

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I Have A Disability

I have a disability. There, I said it. For the first time in my life. Crohn’s disease is legally classified as a disability in the U.S according to the SSA. Yet all my life people have told me I should never label myself. “Words have power”, they said. “If you claim...

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When You Just Can’t Forget…

I feel restless today. I’m itching to be somewhere where I’m not yet. I’m yearning for a place of healing where I have not yet reached. The last several weeks I’ve been going through a rough patch in my healing journey. Some dark memories have been resurfacing a lot...

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The Nights of a PTSD Survivor

One of the common after-effects of being an abuse survivor is that you may be haunted by terrifyingly vivid nightmares that bring back unpleasant and unfortunately familiar emotions. Such dreams are a regular occurrence for me, and last night I found myself quite...

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