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I think we can find some extra to secretly share. Humble, weepy thanks.
12 months ago on Dad’s Only Wish on the Christmas He Died
You have every right to be. No one has the right to tell you to stop being angry. You were raped. Full stop. He was wrong. Full stop.
I wish we could get to a place where people don't think the only kind of rape is one that has you getting hit in an alley and dragged somewhere in the dar k by a stranger, more than that I hope we get to a place where rape isn't such a real thing for so many people.
My rape happened 12 years ago. I was told to be quiet. To get over it. Time has helped, but those people are still wrong. I was raped. If that makes people uncomfortable that's not my fault, it's theirs.
Love and light to you.
1 year ago on Kelly
You deserve safety. I am so glad you have found it and more here, and that you are seeking more safety. I hope that your family's support and your concern for your daughter's emotional health keep you sustained with strength and determination. Good luck. We are here.
1 year ago on Anonymous
Sharing this. Thank you, Amy.
1 year, 3 months ago on Death Stays With the Living
Thank you, Aimee. And to your mom and your husband and all the people who have loved you and stood by you, thank you.
1 year, 9 months ago on Aimee Greeblemonkey
This is brilliant.
I once received a spam comment that was so perfectly suited to my modd and the post that I gave it an approving nod, then I cracked up at my self.
1 year, 10 months ago on For the Love of Spam
That is so odd. I hope they clear this up soon. The only upshot is that I feel like those of us who do interact with you know the sorts of things you are drawn to and the beliefs that you hold. That being said, this is still an incredible violation.
1 year, 10 months ago on I Am Not Melissa Dugan
@belllindsay I loathe QR codes, in large part because they have so far been like FB a few years ago. Everyone seems to think they need them but they are poorly executed and not yet adopted by audiences here. If they take off, great, but if they don't I'd love for them to go away.
1 year, 12 months ago on Six Digital Marketing Trends for 2013
Quitting is easy. When I work out I have a constant stream of chatter to keep me going. Sometimes I tell myself I'mm putting time in the bank, setting myself up for an easier longer life, other times I tell myself that I am proving wrong every person who has ever hurt me. But man, I do get the quitting thing. It just isn't worth the self-loathing. You can do this!
2 years, 4 months ago on So, I Cried at the Gym
I hope you find peace. HUgs.
2 years, 4 months ago on My Life In Bullet Points
Looking forward to the resolution recap, may it be swift and succinct.
2 years, 5 months ago on Facebook Hacking and the Value of Social Currency
Chelsea was staying on message, a poor message, but what she was directed to do I am sure.
I think we have as a society, a whole lot of work to do before this can be taken seriously. I have three daughters and could go on without pause for hours in describing how hard it is, even at 4, 6 and 7, to keep them from being hypersexualized just by buying clothes (padding in toddler swim suits?).
Flirting, attractiveness, power through sex, all of these things are valued too consistently and promoted across so many platforms to all ages to allow young people to make good decisions that relate to safety. Older people will claim it's the parents' responsibility. It's a nightmare.
It would be great if someone could speak plainly and say, "Rape." and then, "Neither age, nor circumstances nor gender are germane. Rape is why we are shutting it down" As someone who was raped at 17 I know, we don't like the word rape, and we really don't like the people who say it or who make us say it.
Great post. Sorry to be so ranty.
2 years, 6 months ago on Social Flirting App Leads to Child Rapes
Thanks for always cutting through the bull shit, though I would offer that douche seems like a slur we could move beyond. Falling back on gender based slams is kind of lazy.
2 years, 9 months ago on If You Want Fierce Loyalty, You Need To Be Fiercely Loyal First