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Part 1. What domestic violence feels like when you are IN in. Part 2 about how society views you after discovery of DV, and Part 3 about recovery are forthcoming. It starts as a spark, as something someone said. Or like a lightning bolt— through your heart, of something someone did. A true revelation, a…

As you find your way

The Road  A great whoosh of the air she’d been holding inside. The strong glow up ahead, a blinding, white light. Forward, the way not the left, not the right. the past, it’s left behind, with all of it’s fright. Breathe in the new scents, the new tastes, hear the sound of the woman’s voice…

All of THIS

“All of this?” and she gestures to the marker, crayon, dust and filth that adorns her walls, her floor, her life. “All of this happened while unable to see, when my eyes were on my work, feeding my kids, surviving.” our life. “All of this?” she points to her stained carpet, broken cabinets, and broken…

The Broken Ornament

Domestic violence is silent… A brilliant blue sphere, wrapped in shadow and light, brushed with glittered speckles, a silver ribbon binding tight, lines that snake and stretch, they wind across and through, angst and fear and hopelessness, all sealed within that glue. a brilliant blue sphere, now thrown against a wall, glass breaks, and glitter…