The Importance of Terry Crews

Crews is an icon, first in sport, then in film and television, and now in the movement of justice for survivors. He is an inspiration to survivors, to male survivors, and especially to black male survivors, who can see themselves represented as a valid and much needed part of the movement.

Healing Through Meditation & Mindfulness

The goal of meditation is to make peace with the mind and find our inner essence: contentment and peace. With mindfulness, the goal is to become more in touch with our surroundings. However, as you may have noticed, the mind is a crowded place. It is very hard at first to calm its instinctive nature of noisiness. But it is incredibly good for your mental wellbeing.

The Awkward Label of Bravery

Ultimately, I think of myself, and other survivors, as more than what the word 'brave' brings with it. We are strong, even if we may not always feel it, and we are more than those often empty words of bravery strangers may throw at us.

The Language of Survival

Don't get me wrong - I am deeply proud of myself for my tenacity against shitty things, but I have specifically started noticing something about the cryptic language I use whenever speaking on my survival. My language, both personal and public, often falls short of the confidence I promote in accepting my survival.

To My Parents

TW: sexual abuse, incest, physical violence. A harrowing poem depicting what life was like in my childhood home, where two family members sexually abused me, and my parents didn’t know, or if they did, they didn’t intervene.