Going The Distance In Life. One Survivor’s Story Of Hope! by guest @1SunriseWarrior
So pleased to share my survivor friend, The Sunrise Warrior’s, story. Like many survivors, he struggled with recovery and it’s an ongoing process. I present his post in full, in his voice, speaking for so many of us. Please read, share, and comment.
*Trigger warning for childhood sexual abuse, suicidality, language, and guns.
Masculinity Isn’t Machismo: Why Macho Needs To Cry by Guest @JHermanKleiger, Ph.D.
Toxic Masculinity In Action
I loved my father. A World War II survivor of horrifying combat, my dad embodied all that was traditionally masculine in the 1960s. He was tough and strong. However, in looking back, it was his narcissism and toxic masculinity that dominated my earliest memories. A product of the times? Perhaps. The scars of the war? Certainly. Identification with an abusive father? Sadly true.
This Is The Reason Being Specific Encourages Emotion with guest @christinastriga
This Is How All The Abuse Adds Up by guest @kevinbarhydt
*Trigger Warning: Abuse*
“Trauma is something that overwhelms your coping capacities and confronts you with the thought: “Oh my God, it’s all over, and there’s nothing I can do. I’m done for. I may as well die.”
How Boundaries Can Help Us Avoid Burdens by guest Judith Staff @jcstaff_
Thrilled to have my good friend and #SexAbuseChat co-host, Judith Staff, here today to discuss boundaries. Excellent tips here, my friends.
10 Things You Need To Know Don’t Matter about Sexual Assault by @BobbiLParish
This is How I Found My Voice and Myself in War and Peace by guest @andrewdkaufman
At a book talk I gave a few years ago, a teenage boy in the audience, intrigued by the stories I’d been telling about young characters’ tortuous journeys in War and Peace, asked me a question during the Q&A. “Did Tolstoy, like, really experience all that?” The ingenuous question got me thinking, not only about Tolstoy’s writing but my own. And it inspired me to share something I hadn’t quite articulated before in public.
5 Things to Know Before Connecting with a Child Abuse Survivor by guest @VennieKocsis
Honored to have my friend, fellow author, and child abuse survivor Vennie Kocsis with me here today. Vennie is wise beyond her years and one of the most compassionate people I’ve ever met. Please read her wise words and comment below.
What are the five things to know before connecting with a child abuse survivor? Let me break it down for you:
The Powerful Truth: Why So Many Women Won’t Report Sexual Abuse by @GarryRodgers1
Please welcome my esteemed guest, retired Royal Canadian investigator and now author, Garry Rodgers. Garry investigated hundreds if not thousands of sexual crimes during his career. We’ve had an ongoing conversation for many years about sexual abuse, and most recently, about the horrible victim-blaming happening in response to the #MeToo movement against women who report.
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