Speaking Out About Sexual Assault: Why We Must Keep Raising Our Voices

*This piece originally appeared on HerViewFromHome.com* (https://herviewfromhome.com/speaking-out-about-sexual-assault-why-we-must-keep-raising-our-voices/) I was nineteen the first time it happened to me, standing in the coat check line of one of those seedy eighteen-plus clubs that reeks of smoke, too much cologne, and spilled booze. The music was still pulsating through both the club and my body and the “ugly … Continue reading Speaking Out About Sexual Assault: Why We Must Keep Raising Our Voices

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Tethered No More

Pingback: https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/tether/ Today's prompt, tether, is a personal one for me. Typically our daily prompts inspire me to write essays or poems, but not today. When my son, Jack, was a brand-spanking-new-infant, my mother noticed a fleshy dimple of sorts at the top of his bum, right where his spine and bum met. A first … Continue reading Tethered No More

Finally! A light at the End of the Tunnel!

As most of my WordPress friends know, my health has not been good for seven years. This past year was probably the worst it has ever been, with the Winter proving to be almost unbearable. Between July of 2016 and February of 2017 I underwent three major surgeries, one requiring a 5 day stay in … Continue reading Finally! A light at the End of the Tunnel!

My Story: How I Had Gastric Bypass Surgery to Fix Non-Existing Ailments and Ended Up Chronically Ill

In 2010 I made the difficult decision to undergo gastric bypass surgery. At only 26 years old, I was morbidly obese and on the fast track to diabetes and early onset heart disease. I had a two year old little boy whom I so desperately wanted to be present for and active with. My husband … Continue reading My Story: How I Had Gastric Bypass Surgery to Fix Non-Existing Ailments and Ended Up Chronically Ill

A Room With a View

Soon a sea of white coats will storm the cold and sterile room. The harsh white light beats down upon me from above, Leaving me to see only floating stars and black spots dancing around as I desperately try to force my eyes to focus. Like the roaring waves of a hurricane ravaged sea my … Continue reading A Room With a View

Reflections

via Daily Prompt: Float Here we are, just about a week into 2017. I feel as if I floated through the parties, family gatherings, and holidays right into the New Year without realizing just how quickly time was passing or even having time to reflect on the events of the past year. Now that we're … Continue reading Reflections