To Go or Not To Go?

The plans were underway, no-one bothered to include me or even ask, was it that they knew I wouldn’t be interested in attending, or was it something more sinister? Could it be they didn’t want me there for fear of contention? December 20th, 2016 – Was the last time I spoke to and was physically in […]

Crushed – Part 2

 Retreat Nights were the hardest. I was preoccupied throughout the days. I kept myself busy (another unhealthy form of coping) I did what I knew best, put on a brave face, smiled, and performed my way through the pain while attending to my obligations. It’s a tough call when your obligations include motivating and inspiring others while […]

Crushed! Part 1

Rejection Rejection highlight insecurities, uprooting even that which was believed to be settled. The feeling of rejection to the average human can be horrifying, but for someone that carries with them unhealed wounds, rejection can be devastatingly traumatic, damning to one’s self – esteem and crushing to the soul. My heart had been broken before, […]

Survivor’s Guilt

“Survivor guilt (also called survivor syndrome or survivor disorder) is a mental condition that occurs when a person believes they have done something wrong by surviving a traumatic event when others did not, often feeling self-guilt.” (Wikipedia) I never gave much thought to its meaning until my therapist mentioned ‘me’ and ‘survivors quilt’ in the […]

MASKED Episode 1

DISCLAIMER: Episodes may contain graphic details. ***Please be advised – Maybe triggering to trauma survivors*** If triggered please call your local sexual assault hotline. Journey 2 Free presents – MASKED – a mini-series created for survivors of Child Sexual Abuse to share their stories in hopes of reassigning the shame and reclaim their voices. We […]

Help Us, Help Them…

Friends and Supporters of J2F, PLEASE HELP US BY SUPPORTING THIS CAMPAIGN… J2F Awakened Retreat https://www.gofundme.com/Journey2Free-Awakened-Retreat We humbly ask your support in raising funds to host the 2nd annual Journey2Free Awakened Retreat. The J2F Awakened Retreat is a 3 day, 4 night retreat geared to empowering 30-35 girls ages 10-16 to reassign the shame and speak about […]

A Survivor’s Prayer

Father, I humbly ask your forgiveness, for all the times I doubted you, for all the times I failed to exercise trust, for all the times I was ungrateful and blind to favor overlooking mercy and grace, please forgive me. 🙏🏾   Father, I am significantly flawed, you know this to be true, because of […]

J2F Awakened Retreat

Dear friends and supporters of J2F, PLEASE, SUPPORT THIS CAMPAIGN… https://www.gofundme.com/Journey2Free-Awakened-Retreat We are seeking to raise funds to host the 2nd annual Journey2Free Awakened Retreat. J2F Awakened Retreat is a 3 day, 4 night retreat geared to empowering 30-35 girls ages 10-16 to reassign the shame and speak about the traumas sustained from being sexually abused, […]

Miracles Do Happen…

I heard her calling his name, I thought nothing of it. I heard the voice of my eldest son shouting “wake up Jo, wake up!” just then my phone rang, it was my mom calling to inform me Jo was not waking up, as calmly as she could, she said, “get the glucometer and get upstairs […]

A Mother’s Hug…

Sometimes we just need a hug. Sometimes we just need a good crying fest and a hug to relieve ourselves from built up anxiety, frustration and stress. Last Tuesday I received the wakeup call I so desperately needed. After weeks of riding the waves of uncertainty, self-pity and ambiguous moods, I arrived at a place […]