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.””

Sexual Assault: When Your Kids Need to Know More

My heart is aching this morning. I won’t be telling the details of why, but I want everyone reading this to know… tears have been shed and I am in a state of sadness. The #MeToo movement has shed even more light on sexual assault this week, and the victims have cast a net that hasContinue reading “Sexual Assault: When Your Kids Need to Know More”