Losing Everything Might Be The Path To Finding It All

Recently my son celebrated his 8th birthday. As always on this day, I think back to the hours before he entered this world—all 9lbs of him, full head of jet-black hair, tight little pink fists. He was my second birth, and the one I remember more clearly. I couldn’t tell you much about the birth […]

What I Want You to Know

[TRIGGER WARNING: Descriptions of verbal, emotional, physical abuse & economic abuse] by R. I fell down the rabbit hole of domestic violence, or was deceived down the hole. It doesn’t matter how I got there; it matters that I was there. I am still there, although divorced. This is what I want you to know […]

We Were Living a Lie

[TRIGGER WARNING: Descriptions of verbal, emotional, physical abuse; failed plan to take someone’s life] An interview with a survivor who is glad to be alive. In the aftermath of domestic abuse, and a failed plan by her former husband to hire someone to take her life, Deborah* has seen God work miracles. Through a strange turn of […]

I Did Not Have the Courage Until Now

[TRIGGER WARNING: Descriptions of Verbal + Physical Abuse] By K. It started after school. Rather than bouncing to me, my daughter dragged her feet and begged for food. She gobbled the remainder of a sandwich, from that day’s lunch, and raced toward the park with a bag of crackers. She pleaded for chocolates from my purse […]

Stuck: Waiting For The Light

[ TRIGGER WARNING: Descriptions of Verbal + Physical Abuse ] By M. A car passing through the intersection brought me back to the present. How long had I been waiting for the red arrow to turn green? The glowing numbers on the dashboard clock read 12:53a.m. He should be asleep by now. It’s probably safe to go home. […]