"When He Punched Me in My Nose we Both Heard it Crack"
Seven years ago I met someone I believed would love me unconditionally, someone I thought I could possibly build a future with despite all I had been warned about. In...Read more
"Living with Anxiety"
Trigger Warning: Mental Illness, Sexual Abuse I wake up. It takes me a few minutes for my mind to register that I'm in reality, due to my incredibly vivid dreams....Read more
"I Learned About Masturbation from My Stepfather"
"With every move, he got bolder. When we moved from the small house to an apartment building, he began visiting me at night. I slept in the upper bunk of a bunk bed, right above my siblings, and he would climb into my bed at night. It seemed innocent, because he hadn’t touched me. He’d just lay beside, the big spoon to my little one."Read more
"Slice Deeper if You're Trying to Punish Yourself"
Trigger Warning: Sexual Abuse, Pregnancy, Abortion, Physical Abuse, Self Harm. The scars on my legs, even after two years, are still healing. I’m still waiting for the marks to go...Read more
"Three Days Before I Took a Test I Knew I was Pregnant"
Trigger Warning: Abortion. About three days before I took a test, I knew I was pregnant. The new changes in my body for the past week or so had clued...Read more
"But somehow, when I see people out here, fighting for pro-life. Or I see a new mother, get onto the subway and I see her holding that new born baby. It makes me cringe. It makes me remember that, that could have been me. It makes me remember, how dark my life used to be."Read more
"Silence. That’s all that was demanded. Nod your head when you’re supposed to. Clean up after yourself. Leave no trace. Keep your head down. Don’t let anyone see the bruises that are hidden beneath that name brand scarf."Read more