Tag Archives: Sexual assault

The Power of My Wound

Healing doesn’t happen all at once. Sexual trauma runs too deep, is much too complex for simple remedies. We have no Star Trek sickbay or magic tricorder to bind up the wounds, erase the battle scars. And would we want … Continue reading

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Wondering Why

Swirling thoughts implode upon each other in a dance I can’t control though I try to refocus emotions that smother radiant heat of sun high in blue sky I wrestle with questions wondering why my life filled with memories of … Continue reading

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What If?

What if I had told someone from the very start? What if I had not believed the shame deep in my heart? If I had been brave and bold and turned my rapist in today I would not fear the … Continue reading

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Unashamedly “Me, Too”

In essence, I’ve been saying “me, too” for many years as I share my story in poetry and prose. But it took a celebrity Tweet to make it go viral. One of my Facebook friends posted: “#metoo. (God I hate … Continue reading

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What Is Bravery?

Why say I’m brave? You don’t call robbery victims brave when they tell You don’t call shooting victims brave when they tell You don’t call mugging victims brave when they tell Yet your clouded view calls me brave when I … Continue reading

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