Why I Support The Family Center

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

It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas

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

Fearlessness – Out With The Old, In With The New

Fear•less•ness• "Being fearless means busting down those walls of fear and being who you are, not who someone else thinks you are. People like to put others in a box and tell them what they can and cannot do or who they can and cannot be. No one can tell you who you are and … Continue reading Fearlessness – Out With The Old, In With The New

Joyful Heart Foundation Revolution Gala

Tonight is the Joyful Heart Foundation JoyfulRevolution Gala and even though I cannot be there in person, my heart is full of joy. This foundation and Mariska Hargitay helped give me the strength to speak up, tell my story and be heard. Although I would still love to meet her and tell her this in … Continue reading Joyful Heart Foundation Revolution Gala

Victim, Survivor, Thriver – My Letter From Susie McEntire

Last year  I sent an e-mail to Susie McEntire (Yes, Reba's sister) telling her my story, and she responded. At first, I wasn't sure I wanted to share it as it's very personal, but then I thought it could help others too. Her words are in bold. Katie, thank you for sharing your blog. See comments below:  … Continue reading Victim, Survivor, Thriver – My Letter From Susie McEntire

Speak Out: Jenn’s Story

"The youngest memory I have of my life is when my Grandmother and her husband was getting a divorce and he came after her with a shovel threatening to kill her, I was three years old. At such a young age, I kind of had an idea how some men were; my biological father seem … Continue reading Speak Out: Jenn’s Story

Things That Excite Me

My friend is always radiating her energy and it rubs off on me ever so positively so I am going to make a blog about things that excite me and I encourage you to do it as well. SVU being renewed for another season. I'll admit the past few seasons, I haven't really watched it … Continue reading Things That Excite Me

Speak Out: Stephanie’s Story

"When I was in my mid-teens, I was sexually assaulted. When I was in my mid-teens, I was taught my sole purpose on this earth was to be of service to men, to be a sexual object, not a human being. After being assaulted, everything I thought I knew about myself crumbled. I became an … Continue reading Speak Out: Stephanie’s Story

Speak Out: AJ’s Story

"It all started when I was in high school. I went to a very large high school and with me never being a very out-going person, I felt pressured to belong to a clique or to stand out in some way.I did well in school but was never very popular. Lots of girls end up … Continue reading Speak Out: AJ’s Story

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