Tag Archives: intimate partner violence

Finding Jenn’s Voice: Lisa’s Story

Eleven women. Unique, yet the same. Chilling stories that are our own. We came together from across the country with the purpose of recreating a story which lives in each of us. It stirs, it sobers, it haunts us. It … Continue reading

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The Domestic Batterer’s Manifesto

How many times have you read in the paper or heard on TV: “He seemed like such a nice guy” and “They really seemed to be a happy couple” following the murder of a woman by her intimate partner? We … Continue reading

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Shame

I chose the name shameless survivors for this blog more as an aspiration than a personal statement of fact. I’m making progress, though many times it feels more like airing my dirty laundry to the world. Being honest and forthright … Continue reading

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The Center

There is a certain way the light is changed from summer. Lower. The sky is clear and blue and crisp. The air cooler, absent humidity, the nights chilly. All the windows and doors are open. The tape begins. As I … Continue reading

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The Only Rule of Survival

It is a more difficult day today. I find myself in a crazy mind game contemplating different rules of survival, trying to come up with a rule book to stay accountable to myself. Certainly one must survive if deemed a … Continue reading

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