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Verbal Vomit

One more second-offense, double-felony child abuser got off the hook without serving jail time today. It just goes to show that if you have two whole brain cells, then you are smart enough to play the system and get out … Continue reading

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Code Purple: Day Sixteen

I have to write this, don’t you understand? I have to remove these words and stand helpless In the storm as you rage in dark hallways, streaming skylights on my face so empty, so scared, so alone. I have no … Continue reading

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Not Enough Dead Bolts in the World.

An open letter to his mother: Brian is a trigger word, a name that incites anxiety, fear, sickness, and pain into the core of my being every time it is spoken. I will spare you the details as best I … Continue reading

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Domestic violence and me.

A year ago I would have told you that, armed with the firepower of personal experience and survival, I was ready to take on the role of educating and advocating for victims of domestic violence. I would have told you … Continue reading

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