Female Seeks Power

My reasons for joining a gym were simple: after the birth of my third and final child, my body was a war zone. My identity was sunk somewhere in the extra weight and folds. My thoughts were lost as easily as my breath. I needed to reclaim myself. But it went deeper than that. After […]

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Why I Stayed

Originally posted on overthoughtsbykei:
I just never thought it would happen to me. I always heard about it. But never in my life did I think I would be involved with it. I have anxiety. I have a low self-esteem. I’m a helper. I’m a giver (often times too much). I’m a fighter. And I…

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You Get to Live Again

by Jenna Proffit She could see the glinting metal of his fillings in his back teeth as his smile widened. The clink of the bottle and the cool glass with the super thick bottom, so heavy in her hands. As he poured the dark liquid she could smell its strange sweetness and it burnt her nose.  Excitedly, he would […]

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Kevin’s Mother and the Pedophile: Protecting Children from Sexual Abuse

Guest Post by Alexandria Constantinova Szeman @Alexandria_SZ “Oh, my god, I am so angry at Walmart,” said my University colleague — Kevin’s mother — one day. “They had photos of Registered Sex Offenders on their bulletin board in the main entrance.” “Why are you mad at Walmart?” I said. “One of the registered sex offenders […]

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Paths not yet taken

Originally posted on leeleewhite the cinderella blogger:
I got up feeling off kilter and my spirit was restless. I missed my family who made the transition from this life and so this piece was written for them ( MY ANCESTORS) I beckon you all to come sit with me I’ve put up lights in the…

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August 2008

Originally posted on leeleewhite the cinderella blogger:
Let me dance with you again to the songs of Isaac Haynes and Millie Jackson Let your warm embrace light my soul and may your intoxicating fragrance remind me of why I fell in love Let’s hope that life be kind to us and allow us the passage…

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Unveil yourself

Originally posted on leeleewhite the cinderella blogger:
It is important to do a constant introspection of life to see if  you are growing. I know for me growth is vital and oftentimes it’s hard to differentiate between grooming negative things or watering positivity. Whenever  I am unsure I pull back from family and friends just…

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I Hear Your Call for a New Heart

As always I would find beauty in your insights,
I would find strength in your desire to comprehend your pain.
I would encourage your desire to fight back,
something I wouldn’t be able to do myself
on my own.
And I would tell you how much I admire your fortitude

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I’m an Alcoholic, Always Have Been, Always Will Be

Sometimes I think I was born a recovering alcoholic. It runs in the family after all. My father was an alcoholic. My maternal grandmother drank heavily for much of her adult life, and it’s quite possible my maternal grandfather did too. It just might be that I was destined to be an alcoholic myself. I […]

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