Tag Archives: Domestic Violence

Listen to Hurray for the Riff Raff’s New Song “Everybody Knows”: Premiere

September 24, 2014


One of my favorite new bands does impossibly cool thing.

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Can Social Media Ease the Shame of Being a Domestic Violence Victim?

August 13, 2014


I am laid bare. And it has liberated me from a whole host of shame.

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He Hit Me (And It Felt Like A Kiss)

July 16, 2014


Originally posted on The SisterWives:
Released in 1963. I did NOT make up this post title. I wish I had. *Trigger Warning: Domestic abuse In the history of the world, no one has ever loved anyone the way I loved my husband. I felt that way all the way up until the moment he dislocated…

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Once: A Scatter-shot Look

June 19, 2014


Next Monday at Tenx9 Nashville’s storytelling event, they are doing stories on the topic, “Once.” I forgot to put in for a slot and was very disappointed to find it out. Nevertheless, you should come to Douglas Corner Cafe on Monday, June 23 at 7:30pm. A list developed based on my random memories that I […]

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Nigella Lawson, the Epidemic of Violence Against Women and Me. **Trigger Warning for Survivors

June 20, 2013


One in three women worldwide is victim of violence, says the World Health Organization today. Recently, we learned that Nigella Lawson was choked publically by her husband. It triggered some memories for me that I’ve worked very hard to make sense of…and I tweeted about it. The response from folks on Twitter was nothing less than […]

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30 Days — Celebrating National Poetry Month — April 27

April 28, 2013



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I Love You, But I Hate Your Boyfriend

April 23, 2013


I want to reblog this for one BIG reason. I was this girl. Everyone hated him. But thankfully, I didn’t entirely leave my friends…and they didn’t entirely leave me. This type of pairing isn’t just a recipe for diseaster in general, it is also a recipe for an abusive relationship. Hang on to your friend. […]

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VAWA passes in the Senate 68 – 31 : We ALL need to Stand UP and Speak Out

February 6, 2013


This is really a no-brainer…but, the House isn’t really known for its brains.

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