SURVIVOR LOVE LETTER TO MYSELF. Dear Katie, You’re not broken or damaged, you are just a little bit bruised. Bruises heal. You are proof of it. You spent years going through hell with your mental illnesses, your self harming and your attempted suicides. The scars healed, and you lived. For some reason you were put […]
I’m going to be honest with you. My eating disordered thoughts have reared their ugly heads in my life lately. I’ve been eating junk all winter, my thyroid has been wacky. I’ve gained some unwanted weight and my moods have been all over the place. I’ve felt so disgusted with myself. Trying to eat healthier […]
April started Sexual Assault Awareness Month and I have been working on a video project. I am so very excited to share the final product with you. Watching it and putting it together has been so empowering for me and I hope it can be for you too! I and other survivors of abuse wanted […]
Yes, I was raped and I’m still a survivor.
No More week started today. And I’m starting the conversation. As a survivor of sexual abuse I know how important awareness and the message of No More is.
Today starts Eating Disorder Awareness Week and as someone who has struggled with some form of disordered eating since I was about 14 I thought I would share something I wrote about 2 1/2 years ago when I last had a big relapse. Friday, August 8, 2014 I have realized on this hell-ish journey of […]
Hello to my loyal followers and whoever might just be reading my posts for the first time. Winter is always the hardest on me with it making my depression worse and not being able to get out and walk all over town like I’m used to in the summer. The past few days we have […]
It’s the new year and all we hear about are those New Years resolutions. Losing weight. New relationship. No chocolate. Going to bed earlier. Etc etc etc. I think those are great, especially if done for the right reasons. I do plan on shedding some weight and trying to eat better. And choosing other healthier […]
Christmas Time Is Here and I have updated this blog to a more Christmas-y theme. So, hope you enjoy it! I’ve been busy getting things ready for Christmas, working my job and celebrating my Achievement Award Nomination through ODC for all my hard work at the Library and in my community (being a Sexual Abuse and […]
I was inspired by this incredible book called “Her” that I had picked up at the library and I recently was given the chance to do an online interview with the author Felicia Johnson. I am going to share that with you along with a couple links to look up this great book yourself. Q: […]