rape jokes
Imagine if your gynecologist told you a rape joke mid Pap smear?
it happened to me
I'm pretty sure more than one person has thought that, with our similar hair, skin and eye colors, that we were either brother and really older sister or mom and son, but the pros far outweigh the cons in our relationship.
abusive relationships
To cover up my circumstances, I would share and comment on articles on my Facebook and Twitter timelines detailing how domestic abuse needs to be talked about.
ihtm
pregnancy
Apparently IUD pregnancies can be rife with complications. A tubal pregnancy is a major concern, as is miscarriage.
marijuana
Having signed up to work with bees on a California farm, I was freaked out to find myself tending a creepy farmer's prized pot plants in a sketchy ganja-growing operation.
prison reform
Whenever I tell people I taught at a men's maximum security prison, I'm asked if I was afraid to do it, and in response I usually tell this story.
dating
While Dan’s methodologies are definitely unorthodox, he’s basically made the streets of New York his own personal dating site and it’s working.
dating
I’m just going to give you the facts as they happened in hopes that if something like this ever happens to you, you won’t feel so alone…or stupid.
meme roth
Sex and gender plays no role in whether I support you or not; your core beliefs and how you act on them does.
taylor swift
bulimia
suicide
About 20 feet ahead and to my right, there was a figure standing atop the railing separating the pedestrian footbridge from the subway tracks.
abuse
I was abused by my older sister and want to push for people realizing Sibling Abuse is a real thing.
rehab
It took spending almost $60,000 and being forced to come to terms with one of the hardest truths I've ever had to face, but I never had to go to rehab again.
mentall illness
In the weeks that followed, I learned that some said I was “too out there” and didn’t want to hire me.
dating
His awkwardness spoke louder than words. It was obvious these two had been intimate.
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domestic violence
I don't know when the abuse started because it's not a subject that I ask her about very often, but I'm pretty sure he hit her while she was pregnant. What I do know is that I was just six months old the first time he hit me.
racism
No matter how sweet, caring, or respectful Jeff was, or how well he treated me, there was one big problem. Jeff was black.
adoption
Adoption was not given to me as an option -- it was more like a punishment.
homelessness
Living six people to a tent is an enterprise I would give zero stars to.
suicide hotline
As helpers, we have to realize that control is not the answer, either for us or for our clients. We can reach out, support, care, listen, reflect, and suggest. We cannot make a life that is unbearable bearable.
student loans
The way she treated me, she made it seem like I was the worst student in the world. They were having money troubles, so I was surprised when she told me they had put down a deposit on an apartment and she had bought a used truck.