Category: fighting the good fight

Reclaiming a Bucket List from the Abyss to Happiness

We all have dreams. I’m no exception. When I was a young woman, I dreamed of a much different life than I have now. Who doesn’t? I had a bucket list of things I wanted to do before I died, but sometimes life takes your dreams and aspirations and...

Harnessing Fear to Win

Hi everyone. I apologize for not being here yesterday, but my uncle Arthur was acting up and I was in a lot of pain. Therefore, I took care of myself. I also wanted to explain why I had reposted the article Why Our Men Are Not Okay. I originally...

I’m Deeply Saddened and Dismayed

I once believed like many others, that the United States was the Land of the Free. Now I am disheartened because my country has become the Land of the Fearful. Fascism is quickly becoming the religion of the U.S., and if it does not stop, if good people with...

Just Like You, I’m Only Human

If you have been watching for and reading my blog recently I’m sure you have noticed I have been struggling. I’ve written posts that are full of real emotion and not holding back. I think this honest is crucial to help others who live with the effects of any...

Still I Rise

Many who visit this site know the terror and humiliation that we who have been horribly traumatized as children feel then and now. When we were kids we had no power and were prisoners from birth. We did not know the peace that should be home, instead we tried...

Dry Wells

Being open to other people about the severe abuse I suffered as a child has been very challenging.  At first, I wore a sign on my forehead that said, “incest” and when I shook hands with someone I would announce, “Hi, my name is Shirley and I’m a survivor...

Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Many of us who live with a diagnosis of dissociative identity disorder have faced the conundrum of trying to find adequate mental health care. In this article I’m going to discuss the hard choices people like myself must make to find any kind of care at all in our...