My Shadow Days Are Over Now

The last 8 months have been a purging of past pain. At times it has felt excruciating. Regardless, my willingness to engage in my story has allowed me the words and the knowledge to not only recover from the trauma but help other survivors of trauma & abuse as well. Do I have battle scars? [...]

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Liar! Liar! Liar!

For the first 2 weeks, I shook. I cried. I barely ate. No longer being able to depend on denial as a coping mechanism was gone. I was out. Everyone knew. I woke up every morning anticipating the next brave woman who would speak out and stand with me. Silence. What came next was a [...]

Don’t worry, I won’t tell anybody.

I am about to share something that I've wanted to pretend never happened since I was 18. A burden I thought I'd have to carry for the rest of my life and suffer in silence. For those who do read this story, I know will ask, like any other victim of rape or assault, why [...]

The Harvey Weinstein Effect

Sexual assault, harassment & age discrimination is no secret in Hollywood and I don't know one female who hasn't experienced it in one way or another. I myself have experienced all of the above. The Harvey Weinstein scandal is just the tip on the iceberg. Hollywood culture doesn't nurture an environment that embraces women who [...]

Mosquito Bites

  Most people assume I must have been pretty popular growing up and I don't know why. I assume it's because I remind them of a cheerleader they've seen on tv or something. I was the complete opposite growing up. Growing up I was a theatre nerd. A theatre freak, nobody at my elementary school [...]