Category Archives: Essays


Representative Todd Akin (R-MO) is challenging Claire McCaskill (D-MO) for her Senate seat. At this point, the GOP has withdrawn funding and is asking him to get out of the race, and he is refusing. His statement was ignorant and … Continue reading

Sandusky Verdict: A Survivor’s Thoughts

A little over a week ago I was cooking dinner and having a conversation with my husband when his iPad’s news alert went off, saying, “Jury reaches a verdict in Sandusky trial!” After realizing the verdict hadn’t actually been announced, we turned on CNN and stood waiting, breathless. (Keep Reading

You Didn’t Thank Me For Punching You in the Face

This is such a brilliant piece…. please read it and then pass it along! Comment edit: Girls shouldn’t be allowed to just walk up and physically bully boys, either. And yes, some boys do hear, “Oh she just likes you.”

You Didn’t Thank Me for Punching You in the Face – reblogged from Views from the Couch.

New TNA Article – Keep Your Suffering to Yourself: Shaming Victims into Silence

* Trigger Warning *

This is my latest piece to appear on The New Agenda. It is heartfelt and insanely personal. It may also be difficult to read, especially for family members or those close to me. I should also add a trigger warning for anyone who reads it who may have been abused. Keep Reading