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
As an avid user of social media, and the internet in general, I’ve been fascinated watching the popularity of apps like Snapchat, without fully understand the appeal. Recently, however, I’ve blogged about my discovery of how useful something like Snapchat … Continued
Recently, an old friend started going through some old photo albums and scanning in the photos in order to share them on Facebook. She and I were in the same church group back in those days, and many of the … Continued
Last week, I sat in on a webinar to discuss online privacy, and how to protect yourself. During the session it was mentioned that you want to be careful about your privacy settings on social networks, like Facebook, because you … Continued
I’m going to be honest. I didn’t pay much attention to this being Eating Disorder Awareness Week until today. I know, at least in theory, that many survivors also deal with eating disorders, even though I haven’t been one of … Continued
Just wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who has followed this blog and shared any of the posts with others who have in turn started following this little blog. This weekend, we passed the 2,000 “like” plateau on … 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.
It’s funny, yesterday I noticed that a post I wrote about why we should continue to talk about child abuse, because survivors need to know that they are not alone, and that there are plenty of other abuse victims who … Continued
As a survivor, the question of how to appropriately mark Mother’s and Father’s day is always a bit tricky. We tend to see all the folks who have good, warm, relationships with their parents marking those days on social media, … Continued
I read this ESPN piece about the suicide of Penn Track athlete Madison Holleran and I thought there were a few pieces of the article that resonated with how I look at social media, and how we should, but also … Continued