the moment I pressed send–{on saying yes and saying no}

I remember pressing send and feeling so many emotions well up inside of me. I felt powerful and weak, exposed and vulnerable. I felt beautiful and ashamed, scared and worthy. It felt like a rite of passage to send such intimate photos of myself simply because someone had asked for them. Like I was finally […]

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An Open Letter to Anyone Planning to Watch “50 Shades of Grey” This Weekend {written by a survivor of sexual abuse}

An open letter to anyone planning on watching 50 Shades of Grey this weekend,   To be completely honest, I’m worried for the release of this movie. I am worried for the fact that this movie glamorizes aggressive sexual encounters, submissive women, and depicts pain, domination, and animalistic confrontations as intimate and desirable. There is […]

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a baby grand and her Rubinstein {poetry}

Credit: Page Lillian Open up my pages and read me like a book, Run your tired fingers up and down my spine, I’ll be the story that keeps you hooked. Find my inner lyrics, and sing me like a song, A baby grand that’s found her Rubinstein, You can play me all night long. Paint […]

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