That time When Rolling Stone Schooled Us about Sexual Violence

  I know. We got schooled. Rolling Stone did a huge piece about sexual assault on UVA’s campus. Allegedly, members of a fraternity attacked a female student.  Now Rolling Stone is retracting the story. Well, I  sure hope that we all learned some lessons. The right ones though. Otherwise, we’ll be repeating this thing over again and I was kind of hoping to graduate on time. 5 Lessons We Can All Learn If we can avoid talking…

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Survivor Affirmation: Find Today’s Blessing

As a Survivor I understand. If you want advice about how to have a great day folks have just the advice for you.  People say, “Get over it” Of course they don’t understand.  It isn’t that we can’t let go of the past.  The past won’t let us go.  It intrudes upon even our best moments like a nuisance trespasser. I’ve heard it said that they call today the “present” because it is a gift.…

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5 Reasons Why the Silence Around Abuse Isn’t Golden

They say “silence is golden”.  No, it isn’t, it’s tarnished and rusty on the edges.  At least when it comes to abuse it is. Allow me to show my work: Backstory: A few months ago I was visiting a family member.  One day when my son was about 7, he was walking home from school when a stranger rode up beside him in a car and told him that his “dad” sent him to give my son…

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