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 […]

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 […]

I’ll Be Damned!

I’ll Be Damned! When you have spent 35 years believing that you’re not good enough, you’re damaged, broken and unlovable, changing that mindset can prove rather challenging. Impatience and frustration sets in, one day I’m up and my mood reflects what I feel inwardly, which is unstoppable, I can do all things and proceed to […]

Triggered

Survivor-hood is grueling and rather complex. There is no right or wrong way to go through the healing process, but it requires much patience, self-care, self-forgiveness, push, pull, ups, downs, failed attempts and countless retry’s or stating over.

Hooded Sweatshirt & Sweatpants.

“Yup, she’s depressed and going through one of her moods!” My favorite outfit to wear – boots, hooded sweatshirts and sweatpants. I wear them when I lounge, I wear them out, I would wear them everywhere if allowed, but I know that’s not possible. ‘Comfort,’ was my response when asked or quizzed by loved ones […]

Unapologetic – (repost)

These pictures represent a turning point in my life, age 5 (I was first molested) Age 11 (I was first raped… What do you see in this child’s eyes?   I lost my innocence to a cousin on a bedroom floor, raped repeatedly for years by my grandmothers husband and was touched inappropriately by an uncle all […]

CONVERSATION WITH ME…

I was awakened this morning by the younger me, forcibly asking me questions, while screaming Help! Help! HELP ME PLEASE!  She asked, what happened to You? What happened to Me? What happened to that bright-eyed, vivacious, precocious child We use to be?! Remember how they told us We had potential? They said WE were the […]

Surviving Chaos

“But, I’ve watched you sleep on more than one occasion during the day while I was next to you, how do you explain that?” Self actualization, self discovery, self acceptance, knowing your strengths and your weaknesses requires truth, strength, optimism, undeterred determination and stick-to-itiveness to keep moving forward even when you feel like quitting. Being […]

Conversations With My Sister…

In a recent candid conversation with my sister ten years my junior, we made a startling discovery. Our eyes were opened to our similarities and differences as it relates to sex and our personal preferences. We are much alike yet so different! #childsexualabuse #rape #reassigntheshame #speak