MINE, YOURS, A MOTHER’S HATE by Niki Bell

Originally published on Poetry Festival on September 25, 2018 By Niki Bell There is no equal to or greater than A Mother’s Love Safety and Protection Let us understand what it is first, not last A lioness There is no greater gift Or symbolic universal feeling of connection The harmonic…

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The movement behind #metoo

Originally Published on Change.org on October 30, 2017 My name is Amanda Nguyen, and after my rape, I felt despair. So when I met a broken criminal justice system — like so many survivors who found out their rape kits can be destroyed before being tested — I rewrote the…

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Parenting with PTSD book release

October 12, 2017 marks the release of Parenting with PTSD, the book that breaks the silence about parenting after childhood trauma, so that parents can break the cycle of abuse. For survivors of childhood abuse, becoming a parent is marked by a sudden resurgence of traumatriggers. At every stage of…

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Jodie Ortega Performs Breaking Our Silence: Healing Thrives in Community

“Jodie Ortega first wowed us in her 2014 TEDx talk, “Breaking My Silence: Healing Thrives in Conversation.” Where she shared her journey of breaking free from the secret of being raped by a family member. Jodie is back for another TEDx talk on Saturday, September 16, 2017, and through a…

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