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I Know Why So Many Women Wait So Long to Speak of Their Abuse


My first reaction upon seeing the recent #MeToo campaign was to join the chorus because I am also a survivor of sexual abuse. Speaking out has been helpful to my recovery and by being outspoken I want to let other sexual abuse survivors know they are not alone and maybe even to encourage some of them to break their silence. After a few minutes reflection, though...

Hope Springs

Idyllic Meadow

I step out of the cabin letting the screen door slam behind me. Across the meadow a family of deer freeze at the sound and stare at me. I stand perfectly still and stare back. There are three of them, a doe and two fawns. I am alone...

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