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Sexual Assault

Donald Trump, NBC, Miss Universe and the Women Of The Rape Trees

Donald Trump, NBC, Miss Universe and the Women Of The Rape Trees

I have a challenge to NBC, the Press and anyone getting inflamed about whatever you feel Donald Trump did or did not say. My challenge is this – Turn this into an opportunity to actually Come Together and DO something. What would happen if we all stopped allowing ourselves to be divided, and instead, did […]

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The Rape of Medusa, and Why That’s Relevant Today

The Rape of Medusa, and Why That’s Relevant Today

Did you know that according to greek mythology, Medusa was not always the hideous snake wielding, stone-turning monster we all learned about in school? She started out as a beautiful, youthful priestess (the highest honor a woman could have at the time) in the temple of Athena.

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Releasing Trauma – Healing From Rape / Sexual Assault

Releasing Trauma – Healing From Rape / Sexual Assault

In previous posts, I have referenced that I experienced multiple experiences of sexual trauma in my past. The details are not important – I am …

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Take Back The Night – Rape Victim No More

Take Back The Night – Rape Victim No More

A neighbor told me that a woman was out jogging less than a mile away and was attacked by a man. So now I’m sitting here, in my house not wanting to go outside.

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Healing from Rape – The Light At The End of The Tunnel

Healing from Rape – The Light At The End of The Tunnel

What happened in our past does not need to be part of our shadow. After I was raped a therapist told me I’d never get over it. I want to tell you that is crap.

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The Lurking Shadows of Sexual Assault/ Molestation Continued

The Lurking Shadows of Sexual Assault/ Molestation Continued

The thing about childhood molestation is, we were young & for our sanity’s sake blocked out memories. The downside is those suckers can pop up at unwanted times.

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Unravelling the Web Of The Past

Unravelling the Web Of The Past

The other day, I got a call from a family member – trying to unravel the past. It would have been easier on me to tell them to just leave things a mystery…

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The Lurking Shadows of Sexual Assault / Molestation

The Lurking Shadows of Sexual Assault / Molestation

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month – and so I wanted to share a post not so that anyone will feel bad, angry or sad for me. But to bring awareness to a topic some still don’t want to talk about. And so many others feel they are alone in dealing with.

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Learning to Love The Penis

Learning to Love The Penis

I was having a conversation with a girlfriend in which she referred to the male sex organ as “that dangly thing.” I actually understood where she was coming from, having had similar thoughts in my 20’s. Because of sexual trauma in my past, I not surprisingly had some issues with men, and sex.

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Rape Prevention – It’s Not a Warm and Fuzzy Cause

Rape Prevention – It’s Not a Warm and Fuzzy Cause

I was at a Rape Survivor’s benefit. The event was top notch – fabulous location, mouth watering food and appetizers, great entertainment, and amazing items and opportunities available at auction. And yet there weren’t a lot of people at the event, and the auction was not a success.

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