I’m going to be honest here. I’ve never been a Linkin Park fan. I’m not really familiar with their music at all. They came along at a time in my life when my music tastes had moved away from what … Continued
Recent news in the survivor community has reminded me of something I wrote over 5 years ago when Joe Paterno passed away. I’m not going to get into the details of what happened and to who, because I wasn’t involved … Continued
The recent article in the Chronicle of Higher Education paints the picture pretty well, but what we are seeing this last week with the trial, and eventual conviction on a count of child endangerment of former University president Graham Spanier … Continued
This is an important story. It tells the story of a young girl and how she wound up a victim of sexual abuse at the hands of her gymnastics coach. The reason this is important is that it’s become clear … Continued
Three years ago, I wrote about how much I appreciated being able to use Facebook to communicate with my far-flung cousins and other family members on the day that my grandmother passed away. How strange it was then to see … Continued
Recently, I linked to an article whose headline referenced a rape epidemic: Link – There’s a Rape Epidemic in America That No One Is Talking About https://t.co/KWJSR0PaQ7 — Child Abuse Survivor (@SurvivorNetwork) June 14, 2016 The article in question … Continued
I realize that this particular resource that I want to share with you is not going to be for everyone. So if you don’t want to hear about the Church or Christianity, feel free to skip past this post. On … Continued
Last night, the wife and I were each doing our thing on our laptops, getting ready to start the work week off today, while we had the cable switched to the Palladia channel. This is something we do every once … Continued
If what I do sounds descriptive of how you live your own online life, than let me challenge you. Find a post that resonates with you, on either blog, and share it with your network. Or, share this post with a personal note about how child abuse, or mental illness, has touched your life with your network. Not just with the folks you already interact with about these topics, but outside of that.
And then continue to look for ways to reach beyond the bubble of the online survivor community. Because there are survivors and people dealing with mental health problems all around us, and there are also those who remain uneducated about those topics all around us as well.
In my reading this week, I came across an article that talked about the danger in telling ourselves only one story about ourselves. The article wasn’t specifically about abuse survivors, but it is something I have found to be very … Continued