The sexual assault allegations that catapulted the hashtag #MeToo into a viral phenomenon reshaped our collective consciousness around consent; and yet our culture and our laws are still [ Read More ] about Why Rape Survivors Don’t Do What We Think They “Should” Do
How Does Gender Training Affect Consent?
Years ago, when my stepson was only six years old, he told me something I have never forgotten. He said "It's harder for boys." I intuitively knew what he meant in that moment. And at the same [ Read More ] about How Does Gender Training Affect Consent?
Steps Sexual Abuse Survivors Can Take to Feel Safe and Sexy
As we continue to digest the sweeping changes taking shape in our world in the wake of the US presidential election and other political shifts around the globe, it is my sincere hope that we can find [ Read More ] about Steps Sexual Abuse Survivors Can Take to Feel Safe and Sexy
Requiem for my Father
He said he loved me. He said he could never hurt me. He told me that I was his special little girl. He was my dad and I believed him until . . . Until he made me pose naked for his camera when I [ Read More ] about Requiem for my Father
How One Rape Survivor Learned to Live Life without Shame
TRIGGER WARNING: This story contains details about a gang rape as told by the rape survivor. Susie Chin is a very courageous woman. She is also a talented musician. I first became aware of her when [ Read More ] about How One Rape Survivor Learned to Live Life without Shame
An Uncommon Spiritual and Professional Path
Nearly three decades ago, I entered a life of sobriety, which catapulted me onto a path of spiritual growth and service. There have been many steps along this journey. First I hosted a local cable TV [ Read More ] about An Uncommon Spiritual and Professional Path