Category: Sexual Abuse

Dealing with Dissociation

  I want to talk for a moment about dissociation.  There will come a moment in almost all our lives when we will check out.  A part of us will go away in order to cope with pain.  The human brain is very complex,…

Breaking The Mold

  I have never contacted an author for any reason.  Never because I’ve liked their material.  Never to complain.  Never because I was fan-girling over their latest novel or having a fit over how they wrote a character out of a storyline.  I am…

Practicing The Skills

I wasn’t going to write about this, but I thought perhaps I might in an effort to show what continued work looks like. As I’ve said, I decided to go back to therapy to make sure that I was contained.  After my mother’s repeated…

The Second Emancipation Proclamation

I’ve been thinking about sex.  I have a lot of questions about sex.  I’ll explain.  The cause du jour right now in both sacred and secular circles is human trafficking.  Celebrities from both spheres are jumping on the sexual slavery bandwagon, waving “Stop Slavery”…

What Does Love Look Like?

I had a discussion last night with a friend wherein she recounted a discussion she had with someone in her church.  Her conversation was almost identical to myriad conversations I’ve had with well-meaning Christians throughout the years of my journey.  One such conversation went…

Birds of A Feather…

I find life to be strangely comforting in its consistency sometimes.  No matter how frustrated I am by own inner turmoil, life goes on.  It doesn’t wait for me to figure anything out.  I still have to get up tomorrow and put one foot…

Under the Sycamore Tree

I’ve reviewed some of my older posts, and I’m surprised.  I’ve written more than I realized about my experiences with human trafficking.  I feel a mix of embarrassment, shame, and disappointment with myself.  Part of me accuses, “Would you at least try to think…