Memories from a sex trafficked youth

Memories from a sex trafficked youth

I know it felt like I was the only one. Like somehow, our paths crossed like the wind blowing without direction. Now, I know better. Memories come back to me without asking permission. They come in pieces, I have to put them together again. Many times, the whole remains incomplete. Part of me wonders what [...]

Trauma and Memory Recall

Memory is a strange thing for the traumatized mind. Some memories are nothing more than apparitions of smell, emotion, and touch; try as I might to put flesh on these ghosts, they remain as formless as mist rising in the morning. Other memories are clear on the big picture yet lack details. I remember his [...]

Dear Mother, Dear Father..Your Child Was Sexually Abused.

Dear Mother, Dear Father: There is no easy introduction. There is no careful beginning to help soften the blow. When I was a child, a small child, I was sexually abused. This is a confession a life-time in the making. This is a truth never uttered verbally from my lips. Even staring at those words [...]

Through Muddy Waters- A Poem of Remembering

Through Muddy Waters There is a reservoir inside of me Quietly streaming Until words break forth and The waters come rushing over me. There is a secret a child is holding So closely to her heart That even now, it’s terrible truth is hidden; Even from herself What is that heavy burden you carry, child? [...]