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This is How Male Debates Fail Women by guest @HMJonesWrites
Please welcome honored guest, award-winning author H.M. Jones. Her latest release, Monochrome, is now available from Feminine Collective Publishing on Amazon. Read it. Amazing book.
How Do Men Deal With Sexual Abuse? Guest Paul Gilmartin @mentalpod Shares His Story
I feel beyond blessed to have connected with comedian Paul Gilmartin (of Dinner and a Movie fame). Today, Paul shares with us a bracingly honest account of dealing with covert sexual abuse and incest. I honor Paul’s forthrightness and honesty in dealing with his past, and helping so many others with theirs.
This is the Reason Writing Your Story Helps you Thrive
Writing Your Story Helps You Thrive
I tell people right away I’m a survivor of childhood sexual abuse (either face to face, or through my writing), but I didn’t use to. I held that shame and fear of judgment in tightly for years, a filmy veil of anxiety separating me from everyone else. I didn’t feel I could get close to friends or even lovers, always holding back this ugly secret. If anyone saw the real me, the tainted, used me, they wouldn’t want to pursue any kind of relationship; either that or they’d use it against me somehow.
What if There’s No Forever, Only Tonight? by guest @LorenKleinman
Please welcome my guest, esteemed poet and novelist Loren Kleinman back to the blog.
A Maternal Critique of the Film “Joy” by @lauriehollmanph
Please welcome guest Laurie Hollman, PhD, back to my blog. Here she critiques the movie Joy from a maternal perspective. Enjoy!
A Maternal Critique of the Film “Joy”
Joy is the story of the title character, a divorced mother of three children, who rose to become founder and matriarch of a powerful family business. She invented The Miracle Mop and became a success at pursuing her own patent and supporting her large family. The film is a semi-fictional and inspirational portrayal of how Joy overcomes personal and professional challenges to reach the top as a businesswoman.
The Reasons A Sexual Abuse Survivor Asks: Am I Permanently Damaged?
Am I Permanently Damaged?
This is just one of the many questions a survivor of childhood sexual abuse asks ourselves every day of our lives. People who have not been traumatized in this way will likely scoff at this question, thinking, “Of course you’re not! Why would you think such a silly thing!” or will actually say to us, “Don’t be a victim,” or “Get over it, move on,” — and when you’ve thankfully never experienced abuse, this kind of question does seem silly, and so of course your responses to get over it make perfect sense to you.
What if Allegations of Sexual Assault are False? by @KW_Writes
Am I Bisexual Because of Sexual Abuse? No! by guest @BobbiLParish
Trauma Recovery: Between Resilience and Permanent Damage by @AprylPooley
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