Maybe Baby

Are you hopeless or hopeful about our society's human rights status? Are the upcoming elections invigorating or horrifying?I can't decide. The overwhelming amount of information that comes across my desk each day has me questioning my own stand moment to moment. Following elections is exhausting.No...

Story Matters

Your story matters.Some people have amazing, dramatic, or exciting stories. Others have stable, solid, or linear stories. All stories matter. Don't dismiss your testimony because it doesn't seem to evoke the kind of emotional 'shock and awe' of another person's story.The truth is without some truly...

Dealing With Anxiety

Anxiety is new for me. I used to be shy, but not like this. Even with all the trauma that I've seen, I haven't been afraid of much for many years. You can imagine the stress of my early life's story and correctly assume I...

Taking Time to Heal from Trauma

After years of abuse and many harrowing experiences, my adrenaline had worked over time, my coping skills were few and my ability to function in a structured environment was very limited.Our young family life was tumultuous. We moved every year, sometimes more than once in...

How I Faked an Abortion

I was trapped in the sex trafficking industry.  Trafficking in persons is not like any regulated industry.  It is unmitigated anarchy. There are no rules.I was conceived during a brutal rape and learned of it when I was very young. That knowledge and child sexual...

15 Books

I sat at my desk and thought about all the book titles that were rolling around in my heart.  I came up with 15 titles, complete with outlines.I have written one and self published it.  At present I'm working on two more.  One is a...