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When I Was 19

*Trigger Warning: Self injury, sexual abuse. Please take care of yourself when reading, make sure you are in a strong place/being supported.* When I was  newly 19, I was not thinking about College or University. I was not picking courses … Continue reading

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Just Because it Happened at a Church, Doesn’t Make it Ok

*Trigger Warning: Sexual and religious abuse, and some discussion of self injury. If you can relate, I hope that my story can tell you: you’re not alone. I’m standing with you. I don’t know for sure when it started, but … Continue reading

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Tonight, I Am Broken

I received news tonight, that a beautiful, brave young woman I knew back in an old church I attended, died at 1:30 pm yesterday. This young woman was the daughter of the pastor: a pastor who made it clear that … Continue reading

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The Least of These

               “I can’t compete with a child all night. You need to take him out of here.” I freeze, feeling the curious eyes of the congregation on me. My son, oblivious to the ruckus he seems to have just caused, … Continue reading

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Who Has The Responsibility?

         On June 23rd, the lives of my husband and I changed forever: We became parents to a handsome baby boy. Suddenly, every article I read linked to Facebook, every news item I see on tv, has become that much … Continue reading

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Loneliness

“LONELINESS” In the distance A deserted swing Slowly creaks Back and forth. Gusts of wind Toss Gum wrappers About a broken slide. Destitue of children, The playground Is uninhabited. Abandoned, bare, The park is a picture Of loneliness. -RB, age … Continue reading

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Reflections from a nine year old

“I CAN FLY” On soaring eagle’s wings I ride, I dance with the wind, and tumble and glide. I twirl with tornados, down rainbows I slide: When I’m tired, I sleep on the clouds. With the clouds I shape pictures, … Continue reading

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