Tag: abuse

I wrote this essay in fall 2014 because I’m a survivor of domestic violence who was badly triggered by the Ray Rice abuse video. My essay has since been ...

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Yellow

I remember lemonade-- Country Time to be exact. At the curb we made a stand in summer, 1983. Twenty-five cents in a trickle-down economy. I did not understand ...

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I am healing. These deep wounds of mine keep coming to the surface. I have slept with a murderer. I was in a relationship with him for two years. 18 years have ...

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by Pamela Denchfield Because the child does not have the power to withhold consent, she does not have the power to grant it.--Judith Lewis ...

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The Magician

I wake up from a nightmare. It goes like this: Dad and Mom come back together to settle the score, numbers and wills and totals and tallies from recent years ...

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One of many mental health stories is when I remember the first time I got fired. Until that time I’d known only success. The early years of perfect grades, ...

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tick tock

you’re killing me faster than i’d hoped slower than i’d prayed murdering the best parts a little more each day when your words hit like fists and your ...

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Blindfold

When you kissed me last night, I was eight years old again, holding myself, in the basement, where I used to hide from the bruises and kiss pillows, Swear ...

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Our Father Our Father Who art in Heaven Our Father Who art in Heaven And provides a blistering Hell Hallowed be thy name Father, Daddy, Dad ...

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