My Story-Part II: Moving On…

About a month ago, I wrote a post about the emotional abuse I received from my father from childhood through early adulthood. I had mixed feelings about talking about it publicly. I have no plans to ever live with my folks again, so being kicked out is no longer a concern. I still speak with … Continue reading My Story-Part II: Moving On…

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My Story- Part 1: Girlhood, Interrupted

TW: child abuse mentions You ever hear someone defend corporal punishment with asinine comments like "I was spanked as a child and I turned out fine!" Or defend their parents' shaming, belittling and yelling at them as children with asinine comments like "Kids today are too soft! My parents were hard on me and I … Continue reading My Story- Part 1: Girlhood, Interrupted

Acknowledging Anger as a Part of my Healing Process

Being angry is just as valid as being joyful or sad, and acknowledging, and moreover expressing anger is a vitally important part of self-care.