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Kaelinn's Story

You could say there’s a nasty cycle of abuse with the women of my family. I lived with a broken mother and an abusive father until I was about 4 months old. 1,101 more words


Pearls, Crystals, Gems: Handmade by Abuse Survivors

I spent one afternoon a couple weekends ago snapping shots of beautiful handmade jewelry for the nonprofit The Uncovered Artistry Project (i.e. the nonprofit I founded five years ago with my sister!). 110 more words


Honor breast cancer survivors... like Jacqi

Jacqi Akert, a Nurse Practitioner at Aurora Health Center in Waukesha, is a shining light who reminds us that breast cancer can happen to anyone.  147 more words

Breast Cancer

Our lives in a meme

I like memes… they are a perfect way to express your feelings about the important things in your life while acting that you are not the one that said it… Nice, huh! 374 more words


A difficult week. But not as difficult as theirs'.

This has been a difficult week. On Monday, a good friend from the past five years told me she had breast cancer. This was after loosing a young grandchild to a long drawn out battle with organ failure this summer. 436 more words


Boarding School Tribunal, Oneida, Wisconsin - Day 2

The second day of the Boarding School Tribunal was an emotional one. Boarding school survivors and the children of survivors testified about their and their families’ experiences of extreme abuse at the hands of school officials, aculturation, and inter-generational trauma. 77 more words