https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=6&v=aV7Ag_TFlCc On Saturday my family and I will be attending the Boots & Buckles Benefit which is a fundraiser for a local organization called Refuge Services. Refuge Services is a non-profit organization that was established in Lubbock in September of 1999. Refuge Services aims to enhance the functioning of individuals, families, and groups. This … Continue reading Write About It Wednesday: Fundraisers
I saved him. Little did I know that saving him would save me. I've been running since I turned seventeen. Running from a past that continues to haunt my dreams. Running can only get you so far, sooner or later what you've been running from will catch up. Will I survive when it does? Eleanor … Continue reading Review of “Saving Ellie” byWhitney R.B.
It is Women’s History Month and I am a survivor of sexual assault. I don’t feel like my silence is benefiting anyone anymore.
I recently wrote about my experience for a friend’s #MeToo book, so I will not rehash the details here.
I am not writing this to point fingers, to assign blame, get attention or take advantage of the movement.
I am writing this for me.
I am writing this for my daughter.
I am writing this for the men and women around the world who are silenced in their fear, their shame and their guilt.
It happened almost 4 years ago. I was about to turn 30. I thought I had made it into the clear. I thought I was safe. My mom had used the R word to deter me from behaviors as a teen. Don’t drink, you’ll get raped. Don’t sneak out at night, you’ll get…
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Throughout the month of March millions of students across America have been enjoying Spring Break. It’s been a long time since I was in school and enjoyed Spring Break, but I still remember my most favorite Spring Break Adventures. When I was in eighth and ninth grade my theater teacher took a bunch of us … Continue reading Write About It Wednesday: Spring Break
For close to a year, I have been gathering stories from women around the world. These stories are their real experiences with sexual harassment, sexual assault, and all types of abuse. I was moved to put this collection together after I began writing about my own assaults and I realized that I found it very … Continue reading #MeToo Book Now Available
Happy Write About It Wednesday, Writers! I hope you have had a great and productive week so far. I’ve been hibernating and reading the past few days. We had the first snow of the season on Saturday. It was a record breaking 10 ½ inches. The most we have ever had in one day. We … Continue reading Write About It Wednesday: Snow Day
Happy Write About It Wednesday, Writers! December is here, and the holidays are upon us! Happy Hanukkah to those of you who are celebrating! This time of the year has me thinking about Santa Claus obviously and gift giving. While presents are not the most important part of the holidays they are certainly a fun … Continue reading Write About It Wednesday: Santa’s Workshop
Hey Readers, Writers, and Followers! So, I just realized that NaNoWriMo ended four days ago and I never wrote a blog update with my final thoughts on National Novel Writing Month 2018. Oops. Slacker status over here… like usual. But I will proudly say that I was NOT a slacker last month. For the first … Continue reading End of NaNoWriMo / Beginning of December 2018 Update
Happy Thanksgiving Eve and Write about It Wednesday, Writers! I hope you’ve been having a great Thanksgiving week so far. As I am sitting at the kitchen counter writing this blog, my mom is baking pies and the house smells amazing. I am going to be attending THREE Thanksgiving dinners this year. Thankfully, not all … Continue reading Write About It Wednesday – Thanksgiving