Purple Shirt

The whole Trump tape scandal and the political debate on Sunday really got to me this past weekend. I know it is because I have had so many experiences with men like that, men who thought they were entitled to touch or use my body without my consent. It’s been so prevalent in my life. And…

Leap

I often compare recovery from a history of abuse to a journey on a rugged path with many pitfalls. Sometimes you follow the path for a while, and it just stops, leaving you stranded in a parched desert. You crawl back to a crossroads, tending to your thirst by lapping from a muddy puddle (hoping no…

Enraged

  After my therapy session with E on the 4th of July, I am irritated, then self-loathing, then furious, then despairing. I hate E. But part of me also loves her, longs for her. If I have to break it into the different “parts” of me that we work with in therapy, I would say my little…