Monthly Archives: December 2012

I’m Not Like My “Mother,” I Was Abused By Her.

In health class in elementary school our textbook was filled with all sorts of cautionary tales–of children who only ate candy and got sick, or took up smoking.  One of them featured a little boy who went around after his … Continue reading

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My Guest Post On Overcoming Sexual Abuse Reclaiming Myself After Sexual Abuse

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Mythical Figures of Childhood

Recently a commenter on Emerging From Broken shared a story about how she took her brother to court for an incident of physical abuse which took place only a year ago.  I was taken aback by the fearlessness of how … Continue reading

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Fake Kindness Can Kill…

My family was not overtly cruel all the time.  Many days they would pretend to be nice and supportive– when social custom dictated it or more surely when they wanted something from me that couldn’t as easily be taken by … Continue reading

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