One Survivor’s Reaction to “Leaving Neverland”

“For me, this moment transcends Michael Jackson. It is much bigger than any one person. This is a moment in time that allows us to see this societal corruption.” -Oprah Winfrey, during her hour-long special about “Leaving Neverland” As I did with the Lorena Bobbitt documentary I write about here… I hesitated watching “Leaving Neverland”.Continue reading “One Survivor’s Reaction to “Leaving Neverland””

Lorena: Oh How Far We’ve Come (Need To Go)

This past Sunday morning, I breezed through Amazon Prime’s new series focused on the Lorena Bobbitt case. I was actually irritated when I realized it was 10:30 am and I hadn’t fed my family yet… so I had to pause watching. With the pause, I still finished the series that day. The Bobbitt case happenedContinue reading “Lorena: Oh How Far We’ve Come (Need To Go)”

Dear Men…

I am reaching out to tell you that sexual assault victims know what an assault looks and feels like. We know when we are being forced to do something against our will. We know when the people who assault us believe our bodies are theirs and they can do what they want with them. As a woman whoContinue reading “Dear Men…”

“That’s a pretty good offer for a girl like me.” Part 2

I don’t think we have anything for you.   You’re obviously in the wrong place. -Sales lady at Boulmiche, Rodeo Drive, Pretty Woman As promised in my previous blog (link here), it is time to talk about my second abusive relationship. I had planned on writing the blog the day after the previous one, and moveContinue reading ““That’s a pretty good offer for a girl like me.” Part 2″

“…for a girl like me.”

That is the end of one of my favorite quotes from my all-time favorite movie. The movie: Pretty Woman I remember going to see Pretty Woman at a movie theater in 1990.  The movie instantly became my favorite. I am not joking. I loved it deeply, right away.  I cannot tell you the number ofContinue reading ““…for a girl like me.””

The Choice is Clear

The picture above shows how a choice two people made changed the course of a woman’s life.  My life. A life that didn’t start out so well. I am going to dive into a pretty dark subject here… my childhood.  Members of my family don’t even know all these details. I hesitate writing this post, butContinue reading “The Choice is Clear”