Posts Tagged childhood sexual abuse


My Father Friend requested me!

42 Days of Teresa – Day 32 Can you believe that?  My father, my abuser, casually sends a Facebook friend request to me. No message or context. Truly it happened months ago but I’m writing about it now.  I can say that it surprised me. Then, the strangest thing happened that surprised me even more. […]

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Orgasms and Shame during abuse.

42 days of Teresa – day 10 ** Warning ** Some of this content is graphic. It may have trigger issues for some. Please read this only if you are in a good place emotionally. Opening up about my childhood sexual abuse has been a long and healing journey.  Once I got to the point […]

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42 Days of Teresa

Day 1 Happy birthday to me!  I’m 42 and feeling like this year has opened up for me with a bunch of fantastic opportunities to grow and explore who I am as a person on this planet. The past several months have been transformational for me and it took these months to process what that […]

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Random thoughts…maybe not so random.

I’m literally having anxiety attacks as I process this integration of what I’ve been doing and what I want to be doing.  I find myself running away, shutting down and basically being a big chicken.  I think I have a lot of work to do. To share, to heal, to help others heal. I’m running […]

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Next steps in my Journey

** Warning ** Some of this content is graphic. It may have trigger issues for some. Please read this story only if you are in a good place emotionally. I have had this blog for more than 4 years now.  I appreciate each and every one of you that have come here, shared comments, experiences and […]

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Why Forgive an Abuser?

People ask me how I’m able to move forward after being abused for so many years.  Some people have actually expressed anger and frustration that I am no longer angry and silently wishing some horrible tragedy befall my abuser.  “They don’t deserve to be forgiven” or similar statements are made in a blurted out emotional […]

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Surfacing Again

In recent months I had been struggling to keep my life together.  I become overwhelmed with anxiety and basically shut down emotionally so I could cope with the many changes to my schedule and task list in the late summer and fall.  I was totally disconnected from the things I was doing even  though they […]

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A Day for a Victory Walk – The Orange Movement

Today, in Canada, is the day that many are standing up and walking to their government with the demands to support those that have survived Childhood Sexual Abuse.  Theo Fleury, a former NHL superstar, is leading the way.  He has stood up for himself and so many other survivors and is talking openly about his […]

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