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I Know Better #30in30 #poetry #make30

I was never aware

That the one who held my hand

Was the one who held me down.

He was my prince in shining armor, 65 more words


The Insidious Nature of Abuse

Samantha Field over at Defeating the Dragons has just posted a new blog post, “my abusive relationship was typical”.

Samantha has written quite a bit over on her blog about an abusive relationship she was in. 1,254 more words

Detachment and PTSD

Today I broke down in tears at a song that I have always seen as quite moving. I was happily drinking my coffee chatting to my son, making a cushion cover while he “helped” me by drawing on my scraps of material when I listened to ‘Savage Garden’ ’2 beds and a coffee machine’. 920 more words

Italian Food for a Cause

Alpha Chi Omega hosted its semi-annual spaghetti dinner at their house on 916 South Main Street, Mount Pleasant MI. The dinner was $4 from a sister, and $5 at the door. 38 more words

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Love, fear and rape

Yesterday I read an article about men who will admit to rape/sexual assault as long as you don’t use the “R” word. It makes for disturbing reading, and I found myself reading it wondering what one of my exes would answer.


List: Stalking

I’ve tried all 50 ways (and then some) to leave my lover and I know every step I take he’ll be watching me. 

List making is usually a comforting and stress-relieving activity for me but today it is ripping my entrails apart. 187 more words

Is Domestic Violence in Vogue?

Vogue Italia has always been known as the most avant-garde and the least commercial magazine of the Vogue family; “my magazine is in Italian, the language is not spoken around the world so the images are my language”, says editor-in-chief Franca Sozzani. 615 more words