27 – Anonymous

27 – Anonymous

When life challenges are upon you, and there are no words to speak of trauma, how does one begin on the healing path? As a sexual ritual abuse survivor, I needed to find alternative healing outside of talk therapy, as

22 – Anonymous Part Two

22 – Anonymous Part Two

This post was submitted anonymously by a woman working to regain custody of her children. How to survive battery and violence, look after yourself and your children: Cry as much as you need. There is much benefit in weeping. Figure

21 – Anonymous Part 1

21 – Anonymous Part 1

This post was submitted anonymously by a woman working to regain custody of her children. I’ve had a 250-day sustained trauma recently. Twenty-four hours a day for over nine months. At first I felt like I was dying, the grief

020 – Anonymous

020 – Anonymous

This post was submitted anonymously. At 16 I moved from Portland, Oregon to Cleveland, Ohio to live with my dad. I was a headstrong teenager and wanted to conquer the world on my terms. Spoiler alert, I did not conquer

015 – Anonymous

015 – Anonymous

This post was submitted anonymously. “Murder-suicide sounds like a good idea. Maybe we should try it.” Although the words sent chills through my body, no one believed me. Violent outbursts included ripping the washer out of the wall and throwing

014 – Anonymous

014 – Anonymous

This post was submitted anonymously. An early morning in August 2016, the day before my 60th birthday, the phone rang. My beautiful son. “What, what – what are you saying?? “He is dead?” My son gone, in untenable circumstances. His

013 – Anonymous

013 – Anonymous

This post was submitted anonymously. Have you ever been on eggshells? By this I mean have you ever been so scared by someone on a tirade that you walk with light feet and don’t even want to breathe wrong because

011 – Anonymous

011 – Anonymous

This post was submitted anonymously. I loved being married and the adventure of creating a family. We had a home, our two beautiful sons were happy and healthy, we had a community with other families who were interested in living

009 – Anonymous

009 – Anonymous

This post was submitted anonymously. I wish my mom had left my dad sooner. They were married for 30 years. He was not the kind of crazy that Lea got stuck with, but pretty damn close. He beat my mom and all of

008 – Anonymous

008 – Anonymous

This post was submitted anonymously. After reading Lea’s blog post, Problem, is it any surprise that a mother who is being abused stays with her abusive partner or, if she has the courage to leave, often returns? Or, that she