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[QUOTE] on forgiving

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My thoughts on Paula Carrasquillo’s essay, “Undoing Our Fears and Triggers Lying Down” — UPDATED

When I read Paula Carrasquillo’s essay, Undoing Our Fears and Triggers Lying Down, about coping with a sociopath and toxic relationships, it hit a raw nerve. I have also had the unwanted pleasure of having dealt with this kind of person. Since … Continue reading

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Making sense of being threatened, feeling betrayed by my community, and deciding what’s next for me

My therapist this past week after our regular Tuesday morning session: “I’ll keep a Friday appointment open in case you need to talk after the poetry reading.” Wednesday night text to my therapist: “[REDACTED] kicked me out of the poetry … Continue reading

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My experience with being bullied as an adult

image from thecommunitypress.com The first time I was bullied was in 7th grade. I got made fun of  by the “cool kids” because I dumped my boyfriend, who was a popular football player, so I could devote more time to … Continue reading

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