It’s during the moments when I’m quiet that I foolishly give in to the idea of peace. I should know better by now. With every blow you laid on me, you stripped me of any chance of peace that I could have hoped for. Now the bruises have healed, the scars blended into shades … Continue reading Peace by Piece
Written for a very special boy in my life and dedicated to every other beautiful soul who lives and loves with Autism. He doesn’t say much. Often struggles to be heard. But his eyes speak while he whispers his words. His days are structured routine is what he needs. He thrives when … Continue reading Light It Up Blue
Until you've tethered your madness to someone else's sanity in order to keep breathing, you don't know vulnerability.
Accepting The Love I Never Got I could never understand why my mother never loved me; I have never felt the warmth of her touch or the love in her ever departing gaze from my face. I can tell you exactly what I looked like as a baby because there are only two pictures … Continue reading Accepting The Love I Never Got – Calla
It’s Day 3 of the Jian Ghomeshi trial, the first witness has been discredited already and we’ve now moved right along on to number 2.
During the time the story broke that he was being fired from the CBC as sexual assault accusations came to light, every woman I spoke to about it was deeply disturbed. Deeply disturbed. Every woman. No matter her age, level of Q fandom, political leanings and/or lifestyle, this story, of all news stories, had knocked the wind out of her. She couldn’t get it out of her head. Couldn’t stop thinking. Things were coming back to her. Feelings, and questions, about interactions she’d buried in the subterranean sludge of her mind for years. Interactions that were flooding her now. She couldn’t breathe.
I’ve been degraded, I’ve been humiliated, I’ve been coerced, I’ve been pressured, I’ve been guilt-tripped, I’ve been taken advantage of, I’ve had my humanity…
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You'll have to excuse me for joining the party late, all of the big words and testosterone coming down that Internet thingy had me a little bit confused and frightened. I felt anxious and overly emotional, almost the exact same way I feel right before I'm about to start my period. So I took a … Continue reading Roofie Rooshy Makes Bank: Update
Please give a very warm TLC welcome to Jason Insalaco from Instinctive Bird. Thank you for sharing your story and creating a community where people can feel safe and supported. Hi, my name is Jay Insalaco. I've been living with bipolar disorder type 1 and addiction to drugs and alcohol for the last twenty … Continue reading Fear and Acceptance by Jason Insalaco
I wrote this for the brilliant Allie Burke and The OCH Literary Society. It was originally published there. I Used To Love The Night As far back as I can remember dusk and then finally twilight always held a mystical essence for me. My child’s mind was filled with make believe and possibility, but the central … Continue reading I Used To Love The Night
Being a Mom is tough, wonderful, but tough. Being a mom who sometimes becomes overwhelmed with depression and anxiety is exceptionally tough. Most moms that I know personally struggle with thoughts of "how bad am I screwing up my kids?" These are common questions that the most loving and caring mothers think, usually on daily … Continue reading Depression Preparation Plans