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Occlumency

*Trigger warning – this post is about sexual assault and its aftermath in my life.* “Occlumency, Potter.  The magical defense of the mind against external penetration.  An obscure branch of magic, but a highly useful one.” Severus Snape, a professor … Continue reading

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Starting Small

It’s been a few days since Trump’s “locker room” chatter was released into our lives.  In internet days – that’s forever!  And to not have responded yet, almost unacceptable.  But I wasn’t able to.  I tried.  I came from all … Continue reading

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Be Like Him. Please.

I am a mother and I am a writer.  I want my kids to live their lives.  I want them to grow and learn and make mistakes and find joy.  I want all of that to happen without worrying about … Continue reading

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Thinking Out Loud

***Trigger warning*** I’m talking about rape again.  I don’t get too detailed, but do practice self-care, if you need to. That said…I have some thoughts on recent events.  I started a few different posts a few different times.  But like … Continue reading

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This Month

Do you have a month that you see never lose site of?  A month that you always plan for, dread, get excited about…something?  Something that stands out more about one particular month than all the others?  I know I’m not … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on Rape and More

A few hours ago, my delightful, thoughtful, almost-eight-and-a-half year old son asked, “How do you rape?”  We were watching The Food Network and there was a commercial for some show on some other channel.  In the commercial someone yelled out, … Continue reading

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Dear Survivor

Dear Survivor, This year’s Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month’s focus has been Prevention is Possible.  And that is a fantastic motto.  It’s an incredibly important angle to come at this issue from.  I’ve written a few posts about how … Continue reading

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