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A Haibun: What Lies Beneath

Today at Poets United, Susan is asking to write to the theme of Survival – violence against women, those who survived and those who didn’t.  I am linking there today and will link to d’Verse Poets for their Open Link Night Thursday.  518 more words

General Poetry

Pain Behind the Art

Flesh and Bone (Moira Walley-Beckett; Starz and DVD, January 2016, 8 Episodes)

Many aspects of the compelling new ballet-set melodrama Flesh and Bone recommend it: its striking realism; twisted psychology; addictions to perfection, competition, and, yes, substances; and its troupe of trained dancers. 816 more words

Film & TV

A fathers ultimate betrayal

The ultimate betrayal

A father’s ultimate betrayal

Is to love his daughter too much

Taking her body for granted

With every forbidden touch.

He tells her he loves her… 202 more words

Sexual Abuse

Making daughters safe again statements

A wealth of information for women sexually abused by their mothers



During the 1st annual Making Daughters Safe Again retreat in April 2009, attendants filled out index cards by completing the statement, “You know you’re a survivor of mother-daughter sexual abuse if…”. 536 more words


RAINN | Maggie Gassert

Over the past 3 years I have served as an online hotline volunteer staffer for Rape Abuse Incest National Network (RAINN). RAINN offers an online chat forum for survivors and friends and family of survivors of sexual violence. 308 more words

The Experience

Pixie, Part III

The world was a blur of green, orange and murkiness. Colours spinning together around and around. My world came crashing down. I felt a thunderous clap of something – my head? 828 more words