Posts tagged abuse

To A Little Girl Almost Forgotten, A Legacy

To A Little Girl Almost Forgotten, A Legacy

In the past couple of months two people from the rooms of recovery have stopped me and given me the same message. “ I didn’t think you were going to make it”, they said “ you were one of the most broken people that I ever met. You have grown and changed so much.” I […]

Triumphant Over Trauma- Walking Down the Borderline

Triumphant Over Trauma- Walking Down the Borderline

I spent most of my childhood nights in my hallway floor waiting for my fears to turn into a reality. As a child; I spent most of my time afraid and unsure of the world and everyone it. I always feared something bad was going to happen to me. One day I decided I was […]

Waddle On

Waddle On

When people ask me to “share my story,” my first thought is to question whether I have a story to tell. My second reaction is to think my story is a cliche. Despite these doubts, however, something happened to me to make me different, so it must be significant, and talking about it may help […]

The Pain of Remembering- Domestic Violence

The Pain of Remembering- Domestic Violence

The Pain of Remembering 11″ x 17″ Charcoal & Colored Pastels Hammered head Full of dread. Egg shells shattered Laughter forever gone. Her blue locks Brushed aside. Revealing the terror of life At the hands of a monster in the night. Beaten & battered Used & shattered. The souls of our sisters Crying out for […]

Up From Darkness- Poetry for Recovery

Up From Darkness- Poetry for Recovery

As a child I knew something was wrong with me. I remember wanting to die at age 5. My life has been difficult in so many ways. I have been married 8 times, I leave because there must be something wrong with them that they love me. Severe depression has driven me to attempt suicide, […]

From Frozen To Free- Recovering from Sexual Abuse

From Frozen To Free- Recovering from Sexual Abuse

It took me a very long time to speak the words, “I was sexually abused.” It took me an even longer time to believe it. And what took so much longer than I ever could have predicted was to believe that I was sexually abused…and it wasn’t my fault. I had heard this dozens and […]

Discover the Power of Hope

Discover the Power of Hope

When I was just five years old, I was kidnapped and forced to live a life burdened with cruel and bizarre physical and emotional abuse. My will to survive, inspired by an invisible hope, helped me fight the demons and stay alive as I endured haunting experiences. Mine is a story of forbidden secrets driven […]

What to Do When Feeling Blue- 33 Suggestions for Mild Depression

What to Do When Feeling Blue- 33 Suggestions for Mild Depression

Having grown up with a mentally ill parent, observing domestic violence and experiencing abuse, I struggled at various seasons of my life with depression. Trying to understand my family of origin and myself better, I decided to pursue a career in marriage and family therapy. I am happy to share that my days of feeling […]

Self Harm Alternative

Self Harm Alternative

Life with PTSD is complicated for a 24 year old girl. No, I’m not a combat vet. But thanks to a psychopath “boyfriend”, I’ve been through a little bit of everything. Kidnapping, assault, rapes, brainwashing, attempted murder. He made me cut myself and forced me to do drugs. Hurt me lots. Ribs out of place, […]

Isolation

Isolation

“Isolation” is part of the exiles series. A series of characters whose emotional scars and past experiences effect their physical appearance. Although he looks injured, he shows signs of resilience in that he is constantly trying to fix himself and fight back against his demons and emotional trauma. The teddy bear is symbolic of the […]