Category Archives: Abuse

May 27

The Reasons A Sexual Abuse Survivor Asks: Am I Permanently Damaged? (Guest Post by Rachel Thompson)

I am so excited to have the one-and-only Rachel Thompson on my blog this week to discuss one of the most challenging questions survivors of trauma face. You can read my post on the same topic over at Rachel’s blog here. Find out more about her at the end of the post, but without further ado, […]

May 19

Voices From the Past (Guest Post by Beth Schulman)

  This week, I’m excited to share a guest post written by author and teacher, Beth Schulman. Beth’s debut memoir, The Gold Mailbox, was published in March 2016. You can find out more about Beth at the end of her post, but first:   Voices From The Past   True Confession:   On Tuesday at 11am, I got back into bed to […]

April 22

3 Dating Rules for DV and Sexual Assault Survivors (that helped me move on) (Guest Post by Lindsay Fischer)

This week, we have a guest post from the amazing Lindsay Fischer, author of The House on Sunset, a chilling and brave memoir about intimate partner violence. More on Lindsay below, but first, her words…   3 Dating Rules for DV and Sexual Assault Survivors (that helped me move on)   Two years into trauma therapy, […]

August 30

Before and After: A Life Shaped by Abuse

I started therapy in 2012 for…well, for a lot of things. For those of you new to the blog (welcome!), please feel free to peruse the site for the backstory. The major turning point in my ability, or rather lack of ability, to function was my rape as a 17-year-old. In order to determine the […]