Category Archives: Shame

Dangerous Counsel

I met with an author and therapist who is well known for her work with trauma victims. I wanted to talk to her about writing, speaking, school, my work as a child advocate, and my future. She had interviewed me to understand my story. She kept changing the … Continue reading

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Broken Girl by Matthew West

I posted this song awhile ago when I first found it. It is now my angry music when I am allowing the pain and the rage to move through me. Today when I was searching YouTube, I found this version … Continue reading

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How to Comfort a Rape Victim

I have an amazing brother. I have three really and two are so much older than me, our lives do not touch very often. In my shame and fear after the rape, I did not and still have not told … Continue reading

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To Be or Not to Be

I sink further in my isolation. I have now crossed to a place where I just want to be alone. If I am alone, I cannot be hurt by the pretending that everything is alright. I can’t be hurt by … Continue reading

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Life as a Puzzle

Being sequestered in my home with pneumonia has given me the opportunity to start a puzzle I have been wanting to do. It is entitled Masquerade, by Lynn Lupetti. I have spoken here a lot about the masquerade a trauma … Continue reading

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