The Difference Between Trauma and Anxiety

I found this article this morning after reading an article on The Mighty. Recognition bounced through my mind like a pinball. I would write a full response but it would simply be a long-form “what she said” — so enjoy the originals. Thank you Vicki @abusesurvivor Peterson! via The Difference Between Trauma and Anxiety

I Was 13 and They Looked at Me with Wolf Eyes

This blog contains triggers and may be upsetting to my loved ones. I’m sorry for that, but it is like Maya Angelou said in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings: “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” It’s the wolf eyes. The look that men have when they want…… Continue reading I Was 13 and They Looked at Me with Wolf Eyes

Sexual Assault — Educate, Encourage, Reform

Trigger warning: this post contains graphic details of sexual assault. It wasn’t easy for me to write and I don’t think it will be easy to read. I wasn’t surprised when another accuser came forward about the US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. One of the awful lessons of the #MeToo era is that where there…… Continue reading Sexual Assault — Educate, Encourage, Reform

Processing Trauma is Hard for Everyone

To my loved ones: I understand that by sharing my story, I might make you feel sad or angry. Telling my story is part of a process of claiming space for grief and emotion that has been too long in darkness. I’m ok, I will be better, and I appreciate and love you all. Processing…… Continue reading Processing Trauma is Hard for Everyone