Each time I thought about attending the party, I felt like I was on the verge of a panic attack. An internal tug of war was taking place. I was doing it again. Once again, I allowed myself to be conflicted at the expectation and request of a loved one. I still struggled with saying […]
The threats are reeling in. The vile and insensitive remarks are endless, the accusations, and assumptions are piling on and the questions are many! I have gone and done the unthinkable, the inexcusable, and the unforgivable. I spoke and am speaking my truth! I promised myself I would refrain from writing angry but recent occurrences cause me to want to vent a little.
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 between the ages of 5 and 16.
It’s a new day, a different time, a younger, smarter generation, a more advanced/modernized era, YET, so many are still stuck with the mindset, that of the 1800/1900 hundreds… Child Sexual Abuse can never, should never, and will NEVER be the shame/embarrassment of a child to bear! That shame/embarrassment should fall squarely on the abusers […]