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When I run into my father in heaven, What would I do? What should I do? I hope he’s in heaven. I hope I am too.
I guess I have been holding back some of my resentment. I’m in a nice normal poetry group on the outside and they love to laugh at my funny lines. This isn’t a therapy group–far from it. It’s a nice … Continue reading
I look in the mirror and see a strangely content woman losing her femininity to the neutering of old age. I’m not sure why I cover the gray. Perhaps I want to be seen as someone still to be reckoned … Continue reading
I would like everyone to be safe, but sometimes survivors who have been abused need to be especially cautious, because of a tendency to expect abuse and not watch out for it. This may be especially true for incest survivors. … Continue reading
From”Hidden Victims, Hidden Pain: Societal Avoidance of Child Sexual Abuse,” in Lasting Effects of Child Sexual Abuse,” p. 57, Gail Wyatt and Gloria Powell eds. There is a sad, self-preserving irony about a world that cannot see its own cruelty filled … Continue reading
I belong to a talkative brown bag lunch group, and last week someone started talking about child sexual abuse, whereupon another put her hands over her ears so as not to hear. When I wrote my book on incest, the … Continue reading