By Rachael Brooks Never in a million years would I have considered myself a writer. I don’t have an English degree. I never wrote for the school paper or fell in love with a classic literary work. Hell, I have never even been much of a reader. I did, however, have about 32 journals as … Continue reading Rape Victim to Survivor… and Speaker… and Writer
By Ann Vale Raised by an all-female family, I was always encouraged to be independent, strong-minded and go after all I wanted. My mother and sisters, who are ever advocates for female empowerment, championed equality in relationships and life. So, the last place I expected to end up was in an emotionally abusive and controlling … Continue reading ‘I’m a strong woman; I’ll never be in a controlling relationship’ and other lies I’ve told myself
By Janine Cera Once upon a time, I used to be a people pleaser. I thought that being nice was very important. I felt very confused when I was being nice, yet people still disrespected me. I thought it was my fault at first… Did I say something that hurt their feelings? Did they misunderstand … Continue reading It is ok not to be liked by everyone… You’re not pizza!
By Kristy Best All smiles. That’s me. As a TV show host, I knew how to be excited about anything. Give me one hundred kids in a row telling me the same story and I will make each kid feel like it was my first time hearing it. See, I care a lot about making … Continue reading How to Know If You’re Dating a Narcissist