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

A Survivor’s Thoughts on Pursuing Justice

TW: Rape, sexual violence, abuse, sexism I know the right thing to do is to pursue justice. But all my life, what I've known to be true is that moving on requires a lot of space, time and personal growth. Pursuing justice will stunt this. Pursuing justice will take up all the space in my… Continue reading A Survivor’s Thoughts on Pursuing Justice

Justice for Tayvion

If you've read my story on my About Me page, you're already aware that one of the main reasons I started this blog was to spread awareness about victims of sexual violence and trauma. My aim is to use this space to amplify the voices of those who are unheard. I want to draw attention… Continue reading Justice for Tayvion

My Body Is Badass!

The female form has been exploited, sexualized, criticized and idealized for centuries. I don’t generally like to discuss mine, or anyone else’s, because I believe we are ALL much more than just our figures. Too much of my life I’ve spent obsessing over my image. It’s been exhausting. I wish I didn’t care about the… Continue reading My Body Is Badass!

Identifying a Gaslighter

Gaslighting is the act of manipulation using psychological efforts to make a person question their own sanity and reality. The behavior ranges from toxic communication to severe emotional abuse, depending on how frequent it is. It is a tactic used by abusers, control freaks AND ordinary people. Understandably, most don’t recognize it when it’s happening… Continue reading Identifying a Gaslighter