A Woman's Hands Some days in this world there are women who find themselves in need of a mother, a sister, a friend. Desiring a safe place to turn to A gentle hand to hold As the liquid courage coursing under skin Falls from their eyes No amount of soap can erase the dirt No … Continue reading A Woman’s Hands
Gangs notoriously recruit young children. As stated in the video, the shooter was was only 15 years old. Many young children turn to gangs for protection, to escape poverty or to establish a familial unit, but what saddens me the most, is that at such a young age, they are taught that life is expendable – whether it be their own life or that of others.
A little over 6 years ago, my entire life changed. My typing speed and accuracy slowed dramatically, I was desperately tired after being awake for only 20 minutes, and my right knee kept giving out. My handwriting changed, and I thought I had a stroke. My symptoms kept getting worse and worse in the following months. I started … Continue reading She Was Diagnosed With An Incurable Disease. Now, She Wants A Family.
Two months after I wrote this poem, I was sexually assaulted. Metanoia was the last thing on my mind. It was the finals week of my Winter Quarter 2013. Nineteen days before my 22nd birthday. I went into survivor mode. I pretended everything was normal. Inside, I wanted to crawl out of myself.
A sexual assault survivor shares her story and wisdom: Journal entry on March 9th, 2014 Today is March 9th, 2014. It is exactly one year ago today that I was roofied and raped. Each month I took note that I was getting closer to this day and I wondered how I would handle it. Truth be … Continue reading What To Do as a Listener: Healing After Sexual Assault