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
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
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
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
As an adoptee, I’ve known from a young age that I could have been aborted. When I was gestating in 1970, North Carolina was one of the few states thatContinue readingSorry, Amy Coney Barrett: Adoption is NOT The Answer To Abortion
Last night’s episode of Dexter: New Blood was super emotional for me. Without giving too much away, my favorite serial killer’s son has tracked him down in his new lifeContinue readingDexter Tackles Adoption Trauma
So apparently there are some occult-types who think Ancestor veneration is required for all of us. But for those of us with trauma, family is often a tricky subject. IfContinue readingCan People With Family Trauma Do Ancestor Work?
I’ve had a recurring dream since before the situation became a (misleading) political ad: I’m home alone and someone is breaking in meaning to kill me. I call 911, andContinue readingWhen You Feel Unheard and Unwanted