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The “Domestic Supply of Infants” and “Pro-Life” Thinking

I was adopted as an infant. Relinquished at birth and placed at 7 weeks. My family was open about this from the beginning, and one of my very earliest memoriesContinue readingThe “Domestic Supply of Infants” and “Pro-Life” Thinking

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Why I Hate Mother’s Day. Also, Please Don’t Say This To Me

Mother’s Day is really painful for people with abusive childhoods. We try to avoid the day on social media, but it’s nearly impossible. Obviously lots of people have mother’s worthContinue readingWhy I Hate Mother’s Day. Also, Please Don’t Say This To Me

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This Was Always Gonna Happen

So SCOTUS is gonna overturn Roe v Wade, and a lot of folks out there are shocked. If I had $1 for everyone on Twitter who’s take was “bUt ThEy’LlContinue readingThis Was Always Gonna Happen

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Johnny Depp And Amber Heard Finally Made Me Cry

I’ve been trying not to pay too close attention, because I grew up with domestic violence. Maybe obvs but CW for domestic violence ahead. And right now I really don’tContinue readingJohnny Depp And Amber Heard Finally Made Me Cry

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Trauma Brain: What Living With CPTSD Looks Like

Trauma causes permanent changes to the brain. I wrote an actually coherent – articulate even – article about the science around it here: Your Brain On Trauma. This video isContinue readingTrauma Brain: What Living With CPTSD Looks Like

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Donald Trump Shows Typical Abuser Behavior by Blaming Nancy Pelosi For Not Stopping J6

CW: Victim Blaming The events of January 6, 2021 are seared on the brains of many Americans. My household watched the carnage unfold via YouTube livestreams until it finally gotContinue readingDonald Trump Shows Typical Abuser Behavior by Blaming Nancy Pelosi For Not Stopping J6

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A Word About The Oscar’s Incident

My oldest was surfing Twitter when it happened, and soon the whole household was debating whether or not it was a bit. Then we saw Jada Pinkett Smith’s struggles withContinue readingA Word About The Oscar’s Incident

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The Mórrígan as Mother and More: My Appearance on Personal Pans

I had the honor of appearing this week on the Personal Pans podcast with Vanessa Walilko. We had so much fun, I feel like I’ve gained a new friend. Here’sContinue readingThe Mórrígan as Mother and More: My Appearance on Personal Pans

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Do Abusive Ancestors Grow On The Other Side?

More thoughts spurred by Tyler Henry’s new Netflix series, Life After Death. In one episode, Tyler gives a message where a departed mother apologizes for how she treated her childContinue readingDo Abusive Ancestors Grow On The Other Side?

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Tyler Henry’s Adoption Trauma

Last night I binged the whole season of Life After Death With Tyler Henry. Concurrent with the various readings Henry gives to strangers, the season details the emotional drama surroundingContinue readingTyler Henry’s Adoption Trauma

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