A Chorus of Strong Women

“I write for those women who do not speak, for those who do not have a voice because they were so terrified, because we are taught to respect fear more than ourselves. We’ve been taught that silence would save us, but it won’t.” –Audre Lorde I went through a horrible divorce. Horrible. It was my […]

Marriage in Wonderland

[ TRIGGER WARNING: Descriptions of Verbal + Emotional Abuse ] By A. “Don’t buy the ice cream,” he said. “But they’ll ask for ice cream,” I answered, glancing at the grocery list. He shot me a chilly stare, and I knew better than to buy the ice cream. After church the next day, our guests gathered […]

My Marriage Vows Were No Longer Enough

By Abby Kelly | Twitter: @benjity My marriage vows were no longer enough. I writhed on the basement floor drenched in sweat and tears. “I love you, God and I take my vows seriously, but…seriously, God?” I prayed. “I can’t do this. I can’t take it anymore. I’m so alone. My husband hasn’t touched me at all in […]

A Sunrise Kind of Life

By Maria Khan Have you ever watched the sun rise in the morning? When I was a young girl living in Tanzania, one of my favorite things to do was sneak upstairs to our terrace early in the morning with a handful of rice. I would go behind one of the huge black water tanks […]

Escape from Relationship Roulette

“… I may find myself in fat clothes, no make-up, possibly a little stinky, lying in a half-vegetative state on the couch and Ryan will look at me, and I know he thinks I’m beautiful.” By Daniela Schwartz | Twitter: @dannyschwartz It’s my wedding day and I am a bundle of nerves. I’m about to […]