Escaping My Story

dissociative amnesia is considered a mental illness. for me, I consider it a blessing. For without dissociating sexual trauma, I would have lost my mind. For the very people who were my protectors abused me over many years at an age before I knew my full name, much less how to spell it. for overContinue reading “Escaping My Story”

Sliding down

 Please check out the artist behind the drawing with the link, below. This image captures the pain that was growing before I saw her drawing…powerful timing! Sliding down Like dew off of a leaf Collecting Pooling Condensing. The tears she weeps. ~~ The pain within grows, Feeling it to her toes, Gripping her head, RippingContinue reading “Sliding down”

Small Towns & Big Cities

It is said that there are six degrees of separation between each person on Earth. I imagine this number is reduced as the geographic area focuses in. Yesterday, I met a woman with the same last name as my grandmother’s birth family; an unusual name. Of course I asked her more questions, and her husband’sContinue reading “Small Towns & Big Cities”

Team RWB: Supporting Active-Duty & Veterans

Recently  I read this powerful post about how the Suicide rate for service members is 5 times higher than the KIA (killed in action) rate. It motivated me to get off my duff and write about this very special group called Team RWB (red, white & blue). Being born and raised in an area peppered by more militaryContinue reading “Team RWB: Supporting Active-Duty & Veterans”

Reblog: Mental illness thru photographs

From The Feathered Sleep, please like and post to her! It’s Not All In Your Head. Consumed: Mental Illness Through Photography (January Update) – http://wp.me/p5HZVU-ki As you know, I keep this site mostly for my work, but this is too important not to share. Those who are mentally ill are made more so by theContinue reading “Reblog: Mental illness thru photographs”

Unraveling the Stigma: Bipolar Disorder

this post might just hurt the most. unraveling the truth from the perception is causing me quite a bit of misconception and even more fear of the repercussions. i can no longer deny my dna, it came up just the other day. knowing the oddity, when i recognized the new pattern, my new habits ofContinue reading “Unraveling the Stigma: Bipolar Disorder”

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