So many times, growing up, I feared for my life and safety…
You are not responsible for the way people treat you. You are not responsible for what other people say about you, or any lies they might tell about you. You are NOT responsible for your abuse. You are not responsible for the things that were done to you in dark and quiet places, or forContinue reading “What You’re NOT Responsible For”
One of the most devastating side effects of abuse is self doubt. Honestly, I struggle to put into words the heartache that physical and emotional and verbal abuse have on a child’s sense of self…and how we carry a longing to know who we are and to be known into adulthood.
Have you ever heard someone tell their story without a hint of shame? In my senior year at Northwest University, we had a guest speaker; a man who had lived a wild life of parties and dark sexual pleasures. There he stood, with so much humility and joy and theatrical storytelling it was almostContinue reading “This Is What Healing Looks Like and What It Means.”