Don’t Turn Around, Keep Going Forward

  We recently took our annual camping trip to the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park. Every year we do a long hike. This year we did 12 miles in the rugged terrain. We have had a lot of rain so the trails were even muddier than usual. We were constantly walking around the mud, even […]

Guest Blogger Tiffani: Open Letter To My Abuser

***(Extreme Trigger Warning)*** You took my innocence. You took my pride. You took my Mom. And you took my 12 year old self with you too. This night, I can still remember, it was in my long, narrow room. With the cracks in between all of the wood floor boards and the BB’s all squished […]

Speak Out: Erica’s Story 

When I was 8 years old my step uncle would baby sit us kids after school. He started molesting me until I was about 9 years old or so. He threatened to kill me if I told anyone. My brother that was two years younger than me had also been touched by him. My brother […]

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park 

“Wilderness – where humans are visitors that do not remain.” If I could paint, this would about sum up my trip. It was peaceful, good family time and definitely an adventure I’ll never forget! We hiked 12 miles in the muddy yet gorgeous terrain. The scariest yet most adventurous part was coming to my the […]