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Just a Reminder

Just a Reminder

“Repression works only to strengthen and knit the repressed.” ~John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath

May 13, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Mother? It’s Complicated

Mother? It’s Complicated

Mother Does that word put a knot in the pit of your stomach? Does it flood your heart with warmth and joy? Do you love her or loathe her? Was she absent or involved? Did she defend you, defile you, support you, or set you up? Was she strong or weak? A fighter or a […]

May 8, 2014 | 3 Comments More
Just a Reminder

Just a Reminder

“you needn’t learn to love unless you’ve been taught to fear and hate” ~Saul Williams  

May 6, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Scars and the Stories They Tell

Scars and the Stories They Tell

Scars tell stories. Whether caused by others, the result of an accident, or self-inflicted, there is always a story behind each one you have. For example, I have a V-shaped scar between two of my fingers from a broken metal teeter-totter when I was ten. There is a scar. There is a story. I also […]

May 1, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Just a Reminder

Just a Reminder

A scar does not form on the dying. A scar means, I survived. ~ Chris Cleave

April 29, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Good Actions that Feel Bad

Good Actions that Feel Bad

In the past few weeks, I’ve had three different friends who took good and appropriate actions, but were met with reactions that felt really bad and uncomfortable. Unfortunately, that dynamic is a pretty common experience for survivors of abuse, exploitation, and sexual trauma. There are many reasons for this, but the important thing for you […]

April 24, 2014 | 2 Comments More
Just a Reminder

Just a Reminder

“Life is for participating, not for spectating.”  ~Kathrine Switzer

April 22, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Eggs, Lambs, and the Challenges of Holy Week

Eggs, Lambs, and the Challenges of Holy Week

Right now, much of the religious world is tapping into the mother-load of sacred rituals and remembrances of events that literally define who they are and why they exist. From the Jewish Passover to the Christian Easter, these celebrations and ceremonies are the cornerstone upon which believers find comfort and strength. Or perhaps I should […]

April 17, 2014 | 1 Comment More
Just a Reminder

Just a Reminder

“Let us put our minds together and see what life we can make for our children.”  ~ Sitting Bull

April 15, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Women’s Beyond Abuse Retreat

Women’s Beyond Abuse Retreat

May 16 – 18, 2014 Queens, New York Committed to Freedom’s Beyond Abuse Retreats are for people who have experienced the intimate violation of abuse, specifically childhood sexual abuse. We offer spiritual tools to help survivors move beyond their abuse. While our approach is from a Christian perspective – from the wisdom teachings and life […]

April 14, 2014 | 0 Comments More