Category Archives: Flashbacks/Memories

Jesus, A King Like No Other

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 … Continue reading

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Project Unbreakable

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 … Continue reading

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Anger Silences

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, … Continue reading

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Well Trained to Stay Silent

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 … Continue reading

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Anticipating Rape Anniversaries

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 … Continue reading

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