Category: Abuse

An Open Letter to the Addicts in My Life: I'm Done.

An Open Letter to the Addicts in My Life: I'm Done.
By A Comeaux What’s amazing is how deeply my heart can break beyond comprehension. This season, this last 6 months, took my best sister-friend, my partner who I loved with my soul and my first pal/parent who I’ve adored more than anything my whole life. I type this at the breaking of my levee. I’ve... Read more »

Read it: Our Angela Exposes a Predator

Read it: Our Angela Exposes a Predator
By Angela T. Jones Shout out to the predators of the world—out there lording your perceived power over women in the workplace, at the nightclubs, at the parks, churches, schools and on social media because you think your manhood makes you special. You forget that without women, you wouldn’t even exist. You only existence because... Read more »

Inside Domestic Abuse: Scarves by Gina Brown

Inside Domestic Abuse: Scarves by Gina Brown
(Editor’s note: We connected with Gina Brown on Twitter; we love her work and wanted to share.) I used to wear scarves because I wanted to Then I wore scarves because I had to Pink boxes were your white flag Flowers and cookies always hidden in a bag You bruise so easily, you said As... Read more »
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How I Got My Life Back After Rape

How I Got My Life Back After Rape
By Dr. Dawj As a 20-year-old single mom who was beautiful, working, and living in my own apartment, I felt as if I had it all together. Until someone that I trusted raped me. Back then, I was no Miss America ladies, but I had a shape that would stop traffic, the face and smile... Read more »

Dr. Dawj: What Does A Homeless Person Look Like? It Was ME

Dr. Dawj: What Does A Homeless Person Look Like? It Was ME
By Dawgelene (Dr. Dawj) Sangster To see me and talk to me, one would never really know that I was once homeless. But what does homeless look like? What does homeless sound like? We often can’t tell the stripes and scars that individuals have across their backs.  One never really knows who is standing in... Read more »

Vunzai's Story: Bouncing Back from Health Crisis and a Bad Marriage

Vunzai's Story: Bouncing Back from Health Crisis and a Bad Marriage
“I Had To Fight For Every Inch” by Vunzai Yeazel In 2008 in my late 20’s, I went for a regular annual visit and was informed that I had three small fibroids developing. So when I thought I met the man of my dreams in 2010 and got married, I always knew I had some things... Read more »
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Girl Interrupted: How Brandi Got Her Self-Love Back

Brandi Davis
My Self-Love Journey: If I were honest… By Brandi Davis If I were honest…I used to live life as a scared 12-year-old girl until I learned to love myself… You see by the age of 12, I had dealt with various things that shaped how I viewed myself. Sexual Abuse By 12, my body was... Read more »

College Love: He Was Mr. Wrong and I Knew It

College Love: He Was Mr. Wrong and I Knew It
One of the main perks of being in college for me was a falsified sense of freedom and adult men. I mean they were really adults, with baritone voices, fully developed bodies, and a unique set of skills. (Liam Nielson but for erotic things)!! It was a cold January night, and I planned on attending... Read more »

Toxic Mothers Who Ruin Their Daughters

Toxic Mothers Who Ruin Their Daughters
What do you do when your mother is the boogeyman? When the woman who birthed you is somehow the enigma that you’re afraid of–but everyone tells you it’s your imagination, how do you deal? On Saturday, Iyanla: Fix My Life dealt boldly with three generations of a toxic mother/daughter relationship that felt eerily close to... Read more »
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Kelly Clarkson on pushing through to Forgiveness

  by Dawj Sangster- Forgiveness can be hard because it is painful when one reflects on pain and suffering caused at the hands of others. Pain is pain whether it be emotional or physical. The scars left long after the initial pain linger and the victim is faced with often reliving the pain each time... Read more »