The Power of Shame

I caught a mention of a TED talk relating to shame and even though the speaker, Brene Brown, wasn’t specifically talking about survivors, I think there’s a lot of information that applies to survivors. Shame is an unspoken epidemic, the secret behind many forms of broken behavior. Bren√© Brown, whose earlier talk on vulnerability became…

Failure to Grow Up

I came across this article the other day that talks about Millennials, and how in those cases where there was real “helicopter parenting”, you have some young adults who can’t figure out how to manage their time,¬† how to hold a job, or make any sort of adult decision for themselves. As silly as it…

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Yes, You Do Know Victims of Sexual Abuse

From a highly recommended article on Slate, How what happened in State College forced me to confront my own abuse. Several of my friends, for example, were shocked when Rick Reilly reported that, according to a 1998 study on child sexual abuse by Boston University Medical School, one in six boys in America will be…