She Is Rising

Writing out trauma comes with hurdles.  Sometimes I plow through.   Sometimes I avoid.  I avoid the smells, sounds and feelings of the memory.  There is hurt in there.  There's a scared little girl in there. She doesn't want to have to feel it, but we do.  To bring our story to life, we gotta … Continue reading She Is Rising

The Most Difficult Part Of Writing Is Writing

My life as a writer is a very solitary existence. Outside of my therapist, brother and sister and my fellow cult survivors on the internet, there is not one who has walked directly in my shoes and understands why writing my post cult experiences are just as daunting as writing Cult Child was. It is different writing … Continue reading The Most Difficult Part Of Writing Is Writing

Therapy Through Memoir Writing

I'm halfway through the grind. Cult Child took its toll. Seven years of digging through caves, days of uncontrollable crying, illness and so much more came like waves. All of them were unexpected. As I now write the sequel, I am still digging. There's even more to sift through as I continue to tell my … Continue reading Therapy Through Memoir Writing