I have wanted this tattoo for as long as I can remember.. I never intended on being a victim of domestic violence or sexual abuse, but here I am, 30 years old and have been through the worst possible things imaginable. The part that matters most is I am still here standing. Yes, I am… Continue reading My Story Isn’t Over Yet.
Every day I was in pain, my stomach was always bothering me. About two weeks after the rape I went to the bathroom and I felt something, he pushed a tampon inside me and I had no idea. I sat on my bathroom floor and cried and was scared to death. What if I had… Continue reading Weakness
November was supposed to be my month. I was turning 30 and had plans to go out and have a great night. My birthday fell on Thanksgiving and I was actually excited to go out and celebrate. I was going out with my upstairs neighbor Mikala. We looked great and we were ready to have… Continue reading He Ruined Everything.
Every 9 seconds in the US a woman is assaulted or beaten. Around the world, at least one in every three women has been beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise abused during her lifetime. Most often, the abuser is a member of her own family. Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women—more… Continue reading Domestic Violence Statistics.
Victims of sexual assault are 3 times more likely to suffer from depression, 6 times more likely to suffer from PTSD, 13 times more likely to abuse alcohol, 26 times more likely to abuse drugs and 4 times more likely to contemplate suicide. The lifetime rape/attempted rape for women by race is: White women 17.7%,… Continue reading Statistics For Some Of You Who Don’t Understand.
My mom and sisters were the people who I ran to for everything. My mother was always there for me no matter what, she was and still is my best friend. My sisters tried to be there whenever they could, until recently that is. I had vented to them all of the time and yes,… Continue reading When A Party Girl Turns Into an Alcoholic
This is a poem I wasn't sure I wanted to share, but I promised my story and my poetry is part of me.