Remembering Pege

Last month was hard. It seems like I always lose people I care about in October. When you leave fundamentalism, usually no one from that world will listen to you, especially not a parent. Pege and her husband were different. I'd been kicked out of my church two and a half years before when I … Continue reading Remembering Pege

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#MeToo: It took me three years to unfriend him {For the Huffington Post}

Content note: sexual assault I told myself that he’d just made a mistake. I was 25. I’d never dated anyone. He was my study partner, helping me get through senior level classes. He knew I was planning to move out of state after I graduated college in a few months. “Neither one of us have … Continue reading #MeToo: It took me three years to unfriend him {For the Huffington Post}

#IWasMadeFor: World Suicide Prevention Day 2017

Originally posted on Facebook on Sept. 11, 2017.  Hello friends. So this week is Suicide Prevention Week, which started with World Suicide Prevention Day yesterday. I speak out about this because I don't want anyone else to feel alone like I did. People are always surprised when they find out. "You seem so happy all … Continue reading #IWasMadeFor: World Suicide Prevention Day 2017