Private Hells

I saw this post at Robert Scoble’s today, where he talks about the private struggles of people’s lives. Lives that you might be tempted to assume are quite perfect, but which really aren’t. It reminded me very much of why this blog exists. I spent so many years feeling like I was the only person…

Disclosure

In reading over some of the entries and comments from the first carnival against child abuse, I was struck by the juxtaposition of two things. One, a comment listed in the carnival by Carolyn Lehman: “You can never anticipate the aftermath of speaking out.” The other from a post on Sonnie Daze which talks about…

Dissociation

I got a comment on my last entry from Ophelia, and I wanted to post my response here, and also ask any others who have been diagnosed with any level of dissociation to share their own thoughts. First her comment: can you write more about the dissociation? i was diagnosed with PTSD and i have…

A little reading

I got an email last week from Robert Eggleton, about a novel he has written, Rarity from the Hollow: [quote]Lacy Dawn, the protagonist, is a victim of child abuse from an impoverished hollow of a rural state who overcomes by empowering others and ends up saving the universe. She is a composite character based on…

Conversion Disorder

I was just listening to the latest In The Trenches podcast. It’s normally a techie podcast but today Kevin had a nice interview with David Newberger, who spent quite a bit of time dealing with health issues that the doctor’s couldn’t diagnose. Turns out he was suffering from Conversion Disorder, which is where he developed…