Been a little busy with work, but I finally got a chance to make a few more #nosilence images. I’ll be posting them on Instagram and Twitter later on, but you get to see them first here. This first one describes the pressure I felt to not say anything about my abuse. My abuser even Continue reading No Silence: Part III
I attend a weekly group session with other domestic abuse survivors. During these meetings, we learn new things about ourselves and others. We talk. We laugh. We cry. We draw pics and do activities. In a recent meeting we had an activity to draw/write up a public service announcement. Something Continue reading My “No Silence” PSA project
If you listen to the Queen of England speak, you’ll notice that she uses the term “we” instead of “I“. The reason she does this is because, she speaks for the nation. This “Imperial We” includes everyone, not just the Queen. In my job in the corporate world, we have a business version Continue reading The “Imperial We”
Today, I stumbled upon a short film that was created by student at Arts University Bournemouth (AUB). It’s a short educational film on domestic abuse and violence against men, demonstrating different sorts of abuse a woman can inflict upon a man. Be it bullying, mind games, emotional blackmail, or physical, it’s all abuse, Continue reading Abuse – A Short Film
Nobody has the right to abuse you. Be it physical, emotional, verbal, sexual, economic, mental, or even spiritual abuse, it’s wrong, and no one should be subjected to it. Each type of abuse can be extremely damaging and leave physical and emotional scars that could stay with the survivor for years to come. People don’t Continue reading Ten Signs You Are In an Abusive Relationship
I can’t say enough good things about Hope’s Door. They were there for me when I needed them most. My individual counselor was awesome. She helped me so much, it’s impossible for me to thank her enough. This site’s name is based on a gift that she gave me and a Continue reading Hope’s Door Celebrates 30 Years of Service
Getting out of abusive relationship will always leave you with scars. Sometimes the scars are caused by physical abuse. Luckily, with time, the physical pain that caused those scars tends to fade from your memory (the human body has the wonderful healing ability that tries to prevent you from filing physical pain Continue reading The Cycle of Guilt
When people talk about setting boundaries they are generally talking about one of two kinds of boundaries: Physical Boundaries or Emotional Boundaries. Physical boundaries govern our need and right to physical space and safety, including needs and rights in sexual interactions with another person. Emotional boundaries, on the other hand, govern Continue reading Got Boundaries?