Suddenly I See

Suddenly I See

I wish I could say that statement were true for me.  The problem with memory repression is that everything is foggy.  When repressing recurring trauma, it can be hard to remember the good stuff because the brain is so busy trying not to remember the bad stuff.  Of...
Coming Back Home

Coming Back Home

I am graduating with a Master’s Degree in Social Work in two weeks.  It is a very exciting time of transition for me as I start my internship and leave my current job of 8 years.  As I take more steps toward work in the anti-human-trafficking field, I feel like I am...
Coming Out

Coming Out

I hate driving in Northern Virginia.  Although I only live 90 miles from Washington D.C., I never go there.  I don’t have the patience.  Of course, it probably doesn’t help that I was trafficked in Northern Virginia, so that certainly adds some angst.  This is why it...
Stop Victim Blaming

Stop Victim Blaming

It’s the new slogan of the anti-trafficking movement.  It’s powerful for those who understand it.  And for those that don’t … it’s written off along with everything else they don’t understand.  Supporters respond to those that don’t get it by saying it more and saying...
Mommy, when are you going to find us a daddy?

Mommy, when are you going to find us a daddy?

I hear this question about once a week.  When I first heard it, I cringed.  I was not sure how to answer it.  I was afraid if I didn’t come up with the perfect response, my children would be permanently scarred.  It doesn’t bother me very much anymore.  I have several...