Archive for the ‘ Flashbacks/Memories ’ Category

Jesus, A King Like No Other

11th December 2013 | 0 Comments

Thinking about a worship song for this Wednesday has brought me to “A King Like No Other”. I have been dealing with the challenges of PTSD that has been exacerbated lately. My head swirls with intrusive thoughts and terrifying flashbacks of a really dark time during my adolescence. It has been hard to choose just the […]

Project Unbreakable

25th September 2013 | 0 Comments

I was randomly listening to different videos on YouTube. At the end of one song, a link came up for this video about a young woman, Grace Brown, who created a photography project that took on a life way beyond what she had expected. She named it Project Unbreakable. Project Unbreakable aims to “encourage the […]

Anger Silences

13th June 2011 | 0 Comments

Preparing for this anniversary week, I scheduled extra counseling sessions. On the first day with my therapist, instead of feeling compassion for myself and what had been done to me, I kept getting stuck in anger. Since this was an ongoing trend for me, she finally asked me what purpose I thought the anger was serving. In the past I […]

Well Trained to Stay Silent

11th June 2011 | 2 Comments

Last week while I was meeting the director of the facility where I was brought after my rape, I was triggered by something we were talking about. This woman, a therapist; victimologist; trainer; and liaison to the police and detectives; knew she would need to lighten the subject to stop my downward spiral. She decided to […]

Anticipating Rape Anniversaries

25th May 2011 | 0 Comments

As some of you know, I am just a few weeks shy of facing the anniversary of the horrifically life changing nights last June; the nights a male stranger thought he had the right to violently and humiliatingly invade my body. The anxiety of it approaching has been great, almost overwhelming me at times. Some moments are so intense […]

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