Monthly Archives: August 2013

The Emotional Violence of Silent Rejections

When I decided to cut my hair over Christmas break before my 15th birthday, I wasn’t expecting a reaction.¬† I always used the longest setting to trim the back and sides of my head, but that day I forgot to … Continue reading

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The Roller-coaster And The Injection: On Patterns Of An Abusive Family

Recently I was waiting for my companion outside the local clinic when a woman walked out with her young daughter who had just been vaccinated.¬† The mother was ¬†laughing very loudly and saying in a mocking tone “Can we do … Continue reading

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The Perversity of Sexual Abuse Vs. A Child’s Body

My older sister once waxed nostalgically about how when I was three or four years old my mother spent a year alone at home with me “and she knew all the songs from your cartoons and you would sing them … Continue reading

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