10 Things no one told me about being a victim of rape
Depression / Forgivness / Life

10 Things no one told me about being a victim of rape

The rapist is a human! Surprise. S/he may be a star student. A fun person. Everyone may love them and support them. They may have even been “nice” to you before they raped you. Heck, they may even be “nice” to you after they rape you. They may try to cook you breakfast, drive you to the drugstore to get the morning after pill. Society has this weird idea of who is and who isn’t a rapist. Which, for the victim, makes things even more confusing. While we know, statistically speaking, most rapes happen with someone we know, it doesn’t make it easier to comprehend when your lab partner or coworker rapes you, or when a person who you though was your friend, willing participates in a gang rape. After my rape, I use to go to my rapist Facebook page and ask myself “Could he have done it?” I spent years trying to make him into a monster. But he’s a human who raped me. Who has a family, a college degree, a career. I actually even think he went on to law school. This has been a constant struggle for me. But rape is about power, and even powerful people, can do it. Continue reading

Depression

Depression and Me

I’ve been dealing with this little chip on my shoulder for as long as I remember. Episodes of extreme sadness and troubling thoughts have been a normal thing for me for as long and I can remember. There are pictorial memories from my past that emerge when my mind echos the word “Depression”. 4yrs old-5yrs … Continue reading

Depression / Life / Lives of Desparation / Random and More Random

Addicted to Dreams………………………

Addicted to Dreams………………………   We are all living in our own worldsThose who have embraced the breath of travelWe listen to the music that reminds of another timeFall asleep to the melody of adventureWe see images and people from our pastAnd fall into their armsLike addicts in the pathways of lifeWe selfishly search for that … Continue reading