Law and Order: SVU. That is truly where my journey as a survivor began. I started to watch the show several years back when season 11 aired. I always felt some kind of draw to it... to Olivia Benson. I didn't know why at the time. I joined the twitter SVU fandom and met some … Continue reading Law & Order: SVU And Olivia Benson
I have known for a long time that all my pain had a purpose. That I have gone through everything I have so that I could learn to use it to help others. I have known that this is my calling in life for a long time now. I have blogged in the past about … Continue reading Purpose For The Pain
Exactly one month from today I will be turning 30. I am so excited to be entering a new decade and finally leave the horrible 20s behind. I say that because it was in my 20s that my mental health issues were at their worst and it was also during my 20s that I experienced … Continue reading Great Things Are Happening
When I first remembered that I had been raped, I told a few people that I had met online through the Law and Order: SVU fandom. That was when I first found my voice. I later told a few people in real life. My therapist, a co-worker and a few others. I must say I … Continue reading Why I Support The Family Center
Christmas time is here! Jeff and I had a great Thanksgiving. I made Thanksgiving Dinner for the first time. It wasn't much, but to me it was everything. I'm very proud of my accomplishment, however small it may be. Then we watched Home Alone. That just happens to be my favorite Christmas movie! We also … Continue reading It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas
I never knew what it was like before to have an advocate. I do advocate work but it's a whole different ballgame for me to accept that I also need an advocate by my side. Listening to me, cheering me on, and just being a great addition to my team.
So, my heart has wanted to do more for victims of Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence. I really wanted to be an on the scene victim advocate, and I even met with someone today to potentionally do a trial run of it. But, my heart has been heavy. I don't feel I am emotionally ready. … Continue reading Being An Advocate How You Can Is Okay
Yesterday I took a huge step in my recovery process and now I really feel like my butterfly wings are growing more and more and sprouting new colors. What an amazing experience. Today I went on local radio and talked verbally about my sexual assault for the first time. What an empowering experience. If you … Continue reading Radio and Empowerment