Parenting As an Abuse Survivor.

Originally published on Elephant Journal on November 19, 2015 By Christine “Cissy” White. My cultural pride is shame. My native tongue is a memory I try to scrape clean so mud doesn’t cake out of my mouth. My greatest gift of maternal love is to insist she get no heirloom.…

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TRIGGER POINTS ANTHOLOGY, THE PARENTING BOOK THAT BREAKS THE SILENCE

Originally published on Mended Musings on November 18, 2015 By Karen@Mended Musings. Me, age 3 When I come across a picture of myself as a child, I fight against what I see. I see her smiling face but most of the time, I don’t remember being her. In my childhood…

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Dylan Farrow’s Story

Originally published on The New York Times on February 1, 2014 By Nicholas Kristoff. WHEN Woody Allen received a Golden Globe award for lifetime achievement a few weeks ago, there was a lively debate about whether it was appropriate to honor a man who is an artistic giant but also…

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An Open Letter From Dylan Farrow

Originally published on The New York Times on February 1, 2014 By Dylan Farrow. (A note from Nicholas Kristof: In 1993, accusations that Woody Allen had abused his adoptive daughter, Dylan Farrow, filled the headlines, part of a sensational story about the celebrity split between Allen and his girlfriend, Mia Farrow.…

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