Tag Archives: domestic violence

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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Surrender

He asks, boldly, when no one has dared, what did it feel like? This virtual stranger calls out my experience, wants to know if it was painful, but does not fully understand his question evokes an emotional layer that has … Continue reading

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Our Silent Roar

“You just don’t know looking at a person what their story is.” PianoGirl Through openly sharing my story, I have had the privilege to meet some amazing women, and hear their stories. Most have been silent for many years. What … Continue reading

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