Tag Archives: Transformation

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

June 20, 2013

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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 21

April 22, 2013

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Small Hand   his act a small hand closing a big door locking it   sobbing out for comfort  while refusing it   tears falling bruising her cheek fierce like a mountain lion she threw all the weight of every lock that rested rusty buckling the door   his terror becoming her own   she […]

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30 Days — Celebrating National Poetry Month — April 2

April 2, 2013

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Hide and Seek As A Way Of Life   Her hunger like a secret wanting oxygen, is hiding  as she crouches,   considering it wasteful to truly disappear, as others require her- Curiosity nags her careful and considered breaths  and she hasn’t the ardor to say no to the children  so she seeks concealment. In the time it takes […]

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TEDWeekends asks: Can trauma be a gift?

March 16, 2013

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I’ve had my share of trauma. I worked, lived and loved highly traumatized people in many different stages of healing. Some don’t make it. And it isn’t because they didn’t want it or weren’t strong enough. Sometimes the monsters kill you. It isn’t your character alone that determines your ability to transform trauma — context […]

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Some of us are still catching up to who we truly are… ~ Clarissa Pinkola Estes… ƸӜƷ

February 23, 2013

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ƸӜƷ …We do not become healers… We came as healers…We are… Some of us are still catching up to what we are… We do not become storytellers… We came as carriers of the stories… We and our ancestors actually lived… We are… Some of us are still catching up to what we are… We do […]

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