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Paths to Healing Press Release (2014)

For the second consecutive year several Wisconsin organizations have partnered to put together a one-day conference on surviving childhood sex abuse that will be held this year from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. at the Sheraton Hotel in Madison on Thursday, June … Continue reading

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My Gift

It has been five years since I stepped onto the stage for an opening night play at Broom Street Theater in Madison and then after the play did not celebrate but instead left the theater in the back of an … Continue reading

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Survivor Story

Trigger Warning: Parts of this blog post may be triggering. Please take care of yourself and seek out help if you can. A couple months ago I was invited to do a presentation at Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault’s “Sexual … Continue reading

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Thirty Years at Home

The moment I walked through the front door of Broom Street Theater the first time I felt at home. I knew it was where I belonged. For years I had enjoyed theater as an audience member and in high school … Continue reading

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Dark Corners

This piece was written for and published by Life After Hate earlier today. http://lifeafterhate.org/2013/05/dark-corners/

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Paths to Healing: Conference on Child Sex Abuse Survival

For Immediate Release Paths to Healing: Conference on Child Sex Abuse Survival 10:00 a.m., June 20, 2013 Sheraton Hotel, Madison, Wisconsin Several Wisconsin organizations have partnered to put together a one-day conference on surviving childhood sex abuse that will be … Continue reading

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Through the Darkness Lightly

After 24 years of sobriety my days of heavy drinking seem like a distant blur and somewhat unreal in certain ways. I spent about eleven years of my life in a pretty much constant drunken haze, self-medicating, hiding, creating masks. … Continue reading

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When a Child Speaks

Imagine if you will–if you can–that you’re a young girl or boy, and that you just got beat up very badly after school. You have a black eye and your face is covered with blood. You get home and your … Continue reading

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Denial

In child sex abuse cases there tends to be a higher degree of denial than in almost any other crime.  While prisons are full of criminals who supposedly didn’t do the crimes for which they were convicted there are scant … Continue reading

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The Victim is Never to Blame

I keep getting triggered by events that are beyond my control or my comprehension.  When you are a survivor of childhood sex abuse and you see that it keeps happening and that the society which has criminalized it doesn’t really … Continue reading

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For the Heroes

In a rare show of empathy over the power of sports Rod Erickson, the President of Penn State University, had an iconic statue of long-time football coach Joe Paterno removed this morning.  In a statement he said, “I believe that, were it … Continue reading

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A Time for Healing

The Jerry Sandusky trial is over.  The guilty verdicts have been delivered.  If the news trucks have not all packed up and gone already they will soon.  It is time for them to move on to the next story. It … Continue reading

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