When Safety and Danger Blur

Disclaimer: Corruption and evil are everywhere; I’m not ignoring the flip side to yesterday’s events. My dad (and others such as Adam Benforado) address criminal injustice better than I could. Dad’s book, Is Justice Possible? releases in February....

I Can’t Remember My Wedding

Note: This piece was written without scaling back the intensity of my life with PTSD. I wrote it as a time capsule of Now, because all too soon I won’t remember much of Now. Anyone is welcome to read, but if only other survivors find anything comprehensible,...

Showing Scars #2: My Everyday is Never “Normal”

Scar #2: My everyday is never “normal.” It’s recovering from or responding to the latest crisis or setback. Take this last week. I go to physical therapy (for vertigo/balance issues), pleased to be feeling better. I walk on the treadmill, look to the left, and throw...

8 Facts of Life with Amneseia

I have amnesia. Some events from my past were already irretrievable due to trauma, but the intense, apparently permanent amnesia hit last year.* The previous decade of memories became spotty at best; the months surrounding me were a black hole of confusion. Initially...

Why I Live Naked

We are girls with skinned knees We are concrete and grace Here’s to the girls with bruises and scars. – Superchick, “Anthem” The moment that you feel that, just possibly, you’re walking down the street naked, exposing too much of your heart and your mind and what...