Eternal Gratitude: Dad

For most of my childhood, my Mom would stay home with my sisters and me. There were a few years where she also worked, and we got to spend time with our Dad in the evenings. One of my favorite memories is when he would make dinner for us. Specifically when he would make spaghetti… Continue reading Eternal Gratitude: Dad

Stick To Your List; Know Your Red Flags

After abuse, self-advocacy is one of the most important yet challenging skills to master. Leaving an abusive relationship can feel nearly impossible. It requires a person to recognize that their boundaries are being broken while their nervous system is responding to trauma. There is usually a heavy amount of psychological manipulation involved in these matters… Continue reading Stick To Your List; Know Your Red Flags

Not Everyone Can Reveal Their Pride

TW: LGBTQIA+ Suicide, Homophobia Happy Pride Month! It thrills me to see so many out and proud members of the LGBTQIA+ community posting pictures and writings about their journeys. It is inspiring to see more and more people speak up every year. Society has slowly and recently progressed to more acceptance of non-heterosexual people, which… Continue reading Not Everyone Can Reveal Their Pride

Fundraiser for Brooklyn Summers

TW: Transphobia, Sexual assault, PTSD Brooklyn Summers is a black transgender woman and survivor of sexual assault from North Hollywood, Florida. After being diagnosed with PTSD, she was admitted to a mental hospital due to continuous intense nightmares about the torment she suffered the night of her assault. When she could no longer stay at… Continue reading Fundraiser for Brooklyn Summers

Day Dream Carried Away

A fresh page in a new journal, I want to fill in the blanks with the thoughts you inspire. A best friend,  A romance,  A release. I'll look at you and feel sunshine golden warmth and hellfire red sins. You ask for my words so I don’t have to wonder if you want them each… Continue reading Day Dream Carried Away

Fall in Love with Yourself: A Letter to Me at 22

Dear 22-year-old Alex, I know you don't think so, but there are so many reasons to love you that have nothing to do with your mile-long legs or the sparkle of your eager eyes. Your endless enthusiasm combined with your head-turning audacity are what make you special. I envy the boundless energy you possess at… Continue reading Fall in Love with Yourself: A Letter to Me at 22

Justice for Lily

TW: Sexual assault, severe trauma, pedophilia This month as I searched for a survivor's fundraiser to feature here, I found a story that is as heinous as it is infuriating, which is why I find it incredibly important to talk about. The following post details the account of a child survivor of rape as well… Continue reading Justice for Lily

Performative Activism is Everywhere

It is important for us to recognize that April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. But, in 2021, is "awareness" really something we need more of? The awareness we needed came after the early to mid 2010s when women’s empowerment started trending in pop culture and slowly grew. We saw female artists and actresses considering feminism… Continue reading Performative Activism is Everywhere

Dear Loyalist by Amanda Roswick

You believe him. Why wouldn’t you - when he serves you the whole world on a silver platter? But be warned - Your euphoria is an illusion It will soon be your head he serves on that silver platter And when that happens, Those that once bore the weight of his world will still be… Continue reading Dear Loyalist by Amanda Roswick