2020 · abuse · art · domestic violence · growth · happiness · healing · Intentions · poetry

Cornered

Cornered into choices, Decisions not your own. Fighting through the memories, Reacting to the bone. Sleeplessness, feeling out of control. Fighting for your place. Knowing your strength, Your willingness, The promises you make. Who controls the script? The observations placed on you? A strength is there, but overthrown, By those holding power over you. Fight… Continue reading Cornered

2020 · abuse · domestic violence · education · growth · healing · Intentions · poetry · sexual assault · Showing Kindness · survivor story · Teen Dating Violence

Fly Away

Pick up your pen and write with me Of powers misunderstood. The willingness inside of you To focus on the good. Fly away, sweet chickadee Away from dark despair. Your beauty lies inside of you Not for sale or fair. Robust your mind Through space and time, No label you shall bare. Unique and true… Continue reading Fly Away

abuse · domestic violence · growth · happiness · healing · Uncategorized

Finding Love in 2020

And just like that, a new decade is upon us. It’s been a long while since I’ve had time to just stop and think. Well, since I have made time to think. Busyness consumes us. I personally believe that there are very few who are immune in today’s society. We go from morning until night… Continue reading Finding Love in 2020

abuse · sexual assault

#MeToo is Not About You

Read the campaign. #Metoo is not about domestic violence, child abuse, bullying, or violence against men. #Metoo is a campaign that is meant to raise awareness about sexual assault and harassment against women. It is in place to show just how many individual women have been subjected to inappropriate behavior at the hands of men,… Continue reading #MeToo is Not About You

abuse · domestic violence

When You Feel for Your Abuser

Abusers are people too, and if you’re an empath you have likely given them thoughts and feelings they don’t necessarily deserve. In the past few weeks, I’ve read a number of posts and had a couple of conversations that revolve around the feelings involved with leaving abusive partners.  I’m not referring to the feelings we… Continue reading When You Feel for Your Abuser

abuse

Bullies vs. Abusers

A bully is defined by Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary as “a blustering, browbeating person; especially : one who is habitually cruel, insulting, or threatening to others who are weaker, smaller, or in some way vulnerable.” What does bullying have to do with domestic violence? Well, the way I see it, domestic violence is a form of bullying.… Continue reading Bullies vs. Abusers

abuse · male victims

#maybeSHEdoesnthityou

The hashtag #maybehedoesnthityou is lighting up Twitter and was quite the story last week.  What an amazing way to bring attention to the realities of Intimate Partner Violence.  I’ve talked about statistics before.  1 in 4 women have been the victim of severe physical violence against them by an intimate partner in their lifetime.  It… Continue reading #maybeSHEdoesnthityou