After Abuse…

Trauma changes people. Trauma changed me. Emotional abuse in my childhood sent me spiraling into a deep depression and I became suicidal. Later on, an abusive relationship in my adulthood shattered my heart and broke my spirit. I lost myself and I became disconnected from passion and purpose. My mind was fractured and I became […]

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When Writing A Life Story

I love to write and have been doing so since I was a little girl. I have written poetry, songs, attempts at short stories, and finally, my memoir,¬†MsMissy Speaks.¬†I never imagined that I would share intimate details of my life with people, especially strangers. It never crossed my mind that my surviving pain and devastation […]

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The Aging Challenge

  Across social media (it started on Facebook) there has been a challenge. The #HowHardDidAgingHitYou challenge. It’s been fun to look at the differences in people between the last 10 or 12 years. I participated and had fun. Then, it hit me. WOW I had so much more than years between my pictures. (2007 vs […]

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Silent Suffering

It’s hard to pinpoint the start. One day you just become addicted to keeping secrets. You find reasons to cover up the not-so-pretty parts of life and relationships. It’s easier to hide behind a facade. When you want to tell someone and get help, self-doubt takes over and you second-guess yourself. You think that maybe […]

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Abuse Exposed

Abuse is real. It’s a web of deception; hopes that will always be unfulfilled; mind games that strip folks of reason; emotional connections held together by deep voids; manipulation based on half truths; isolation disguised as exclusivity; pain and confusion described as ‘the hard times’. I was once a victim. Now, I speak out. You […]

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