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ReUniting with Orphaned Family


Of course I had NO idea what I was asking for when I started

“Help Carola ReUnite with Orphaned Family” 

GoFundMe campaign. Connecting with one of my nieces prompted me to reunite with my orphaned family.

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Perception versus Reality or No, Darren Sharper is Not "An Idiot"

“Murderers are not monsters, they’re men. And that’s the most frightening thing about them.”―Alice Sebold, The Lovely Bones

(The subject matter here is rape. This could be pretty harsh territory for some, so tread lightly. 531 more words

Current Events

Do we need to forgive?

What does forgiveness mean? I’d be interested to have your comments and start a dialogue on this one, because I realise that the more I think about it, the more I don’t understand the concept at all. 242 more words

Hope

The Darker Side [Short Story] WARNING: GRAPHIC DEPICTIONS OF SEXUAL ABUSE

How to explain this one… This story was twinned with an essay discussing the abuse that is often found in the erotic fiction genre. I wanted to create a scene in the style of these books (such as FSoG) in which the romance of the story is slowly stripped away, revealing the raw horror of abuse towards the end. 2,312 more words

Writer

Marie Talks: Things I wish I was told about Sexual Assault

Trigger warning: talking about sexual abuse/assault and rape.

Growing up you don’t hear much about sexual assault , at least not about the stuff that really matters. 609 more words

Experience

Reclaiming my sexuality

Last night I went to take a shower. Normal, everyday thing, right? Right. There are lots of mirrors in my home. A large, full-sized and wood-framed mirror in the living room, ceiling to floor mirrors on my three sliding closet doors, and a full-sized built-in mirror in the bathroom nook within my bedroom. 1,180 more words

Self Care

It was "just" sexual abuse...

I’ve been thinking about the barriers I faced in coming forward about being sexually abused, as a child and as an adult.  For people who have not experience sexual abuse, the most immediate response to someone disclosing is often: “why didn’t you tell someone?”  or “why didn’t you tell someone sooner?” or my personal favourite “why didn’t you fight back/scream/run?” 955 more words