survival
You may have heard my story, thanks to Anonymous who trended #justice4daisy. I'm not done fighting yet.
guns
For every outraged indigence about "trampling" on the second amendment, with every word and breath, I am that young woman again, sitting in her truck in a parking lot, alone except for a 911 operator.
single motherhood
I was in my third decade of life and had not ever been out on a formal date where the guy calls you, invites you to a restaurant, and then DRIVES you there.
dating
I looked down at my cell phone: 8:11pm. We met at 8pm. Time flies when you’re having no fun at all.
family drama
I have no family, and I am happier then I have ever been in my life.
postpartum depression
My worst moment came on an early morning when my daughter wouldn’t stop crying and I put a pillow over her face.
first love
I don’t think anyone believes that her first love will end in a courtroom before a judge.
slut-shaming
My entire life, I’ve been taught to be ashamed of my body. Well, I’m not.
it happened to me
cosplay
I feel so ashamed, sad and powerless, but I’m still not sure what I should have done in that situation.
cats
During the first couple of weeks in my cocoon, I was a walking nervous breakdown: There was nothing to distract me from all of the stupid things I’d done to get in my own way, which was an overwhelming epiphany.
suicide
I opened the door to the garage. My son and I both saw him hanging there.
weight gain
Cut forward to a little over a year, and more than a few nights spent in pursuit of nothing more than Netflix marathons, a rotating diet of takeout food, and bottles upon bottles of wine, and I have gained over 90 pounds.
it happened to me
I am far from perfect, but a bad dog owner I AM NOT and I refuse to let anyone tell me otherwise.
racism
He says, “Don’t make me hit you.” He may be ’roided out, judging from his Jose Canseco-like biceps. “Go ahead,” I hiss. “Show everyone on this street what a gentleman you are.”
it happened to me
The more time that passed, the more terrified I felt that this had, in fact, happened to me, that my body had been violated while under the care of a medical professional to whom I had entrusted my health and my overall well-being.
it happened to me
pregnancy
I had packed on the pounds over the past few months, but as a newlywed who had just resumed eating like a sane person after a summer’s worth of dieting, that was to be expected, right?
dating
He takes a long draw on his cigarette and in a sad voice says, “I am a registered sex offender. I totally understand if you do not want to see me ever again.”
fbi
I sat there in the interrogation room shaking and passing nervous gas.
it happened to me
it happened to me
I don’t care if we’ve been friends for 15 years. You don’t get to call me out for being the only single person at this wedding.