content warning: sex work, rape, weapons I wake to the soft sound of horns; the London Philharmonic plays the theme from Chariots of Fire from my phone. It's 5:30 Saturday morning. I'm tired, I'm alone, and I'm sad. I lay still for a moment, a hand to my heart and a hand to my belly--trying … Continue reading As Sick As My Secrets, Loving Kindness and Homecoming (1/2)
content warning: abuse, assault, rape Between Cosby and Kavanaugh, it's been a shit week for women. I've attempted to personally minimize the effect on me--after all, I've been feeling better lately. I don't want to go back. I don't like feeling all the ugly feelings that fester, unresolved and unwanted, somewhere in my subconscious. I've … Continue reading Women Get Raped, Men Get Presumed Innocent
content warning: domestic violence, sexual assault I wake in my friend Erin's beautiful Lakewood house before morning's first light. Her dog doesn't even stir from his spot next to me in bed. I brush my hair and teeth, put some clothes on and meditate, and we walk around the neighborhood with the first flickering of … Continue reading Sexual Abuse/Assault/Violence; Does The Label Matter?