A year after divorce at 31 I got my boobs done. My mom told me not to. I did not listen. My best friend just told me I was so stubborn there was no telling […]
It was four years ago today. We had not realized how fragile she was having partially witnessed her mother’s violence. I remember laying on the ground while on the phone with 911. I was on […]
It came on fast, they all did, all 88 of them. Every day for almost three months after I was nearly strangled to death by someone 70 pounds and 1 almost a foot taller. I […]
Step-Parents are not protected parties under domestic violence laws in California. It was not domestic violence for me despite happening at my home, in front of my husband with our children and beloved dog Biggie Smalls inside hearing me screaming for my life. What isn’t domestic about this?
She looks so satisfied. Screaming was my only defense. I was warned from our trauma speciliast that as long as she is alive my life will be in danger. There is distinct psychological difference in […]
In 27 seconds of strangulation, I received two traumatic brain injuries seconds apart and 360 whiplash that is still not fully resolved. I lost consciousness for ten seconds after my head was slammed to our […]
I watched him walk up to her and say he couldn’t believe she hurt their daughter like this. She knew we were going to the therapist; she knew this was a possible outcome; how could […]
We were exhausted and tear stained. You know the cries you have where you cry until you cannot cry any longer? That was us the night my step daughter had to return her cat to […]
The cat that jerked the chain.
The day my love came home from Saudi Arabia! We we’re like teenagers we missed each other so badly.