Category Archives: Healing from sexual assault

three cheers for time mag’s 2017 “person of the year” choice…

There I am on the cover of Time magazine… 😮 Well, not literally but, for all practical purposes:  that cover image feels like a representation of all of us who have broken the silence, and, me?  I am, a lonnng-time silence-breaker. It has … Continue reading

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hard chain to break

I’m single.  Not in a relationship.  (For, years and, years.)  So, my son has urged me to try online dating avenues. This is the thing. What being sexually abused as a child does to a woman… — What being sexually … Continue reading

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i don’t wear makeup. i don’t wear dresses.

I don’t wear makeup. I don’t wear dresses. I laughingly tell people, “Hey, I grew up with three older brothers, got used to being ‘one of the guys,’ what can I say…;” or I grin and go, “I came of … Continue reading

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I have been in SUCH a slump now for weeks, feeling so bereft of family even though I come from a family of seven children (plus have, a son and grandson…). Recognize that I have to pull myself out of … Continue reading

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