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On the Child Victims Act

    This morning, Wisconsin State Representatives Chris Taylor and Melissa Sargent and State Senator Lena Taylor introduced two bills at a press conference at the State Capitol. The first was the Child Victims Act, which eliminates the statute of limitations … Continue reading

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Letter to Attorney General-Elect Josh Kaul

Dear Attorney General-Elect Kaul, Back on August 21, I sent the e-mail below urging an investigation of clergy abuse in Wisconsin to both the current Attorney General and the Dane County District Attorney. I did not hear back from either … Continue reading

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Profiles in Cowardice

On Friday, the remaining holdouts on the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation announced their intentions in the vote that is scheduled for Saturday. For those who are survivors of sexual assault, the likely vote of 51 to 49 to confirm–unless something major … Continue reading

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Open Letter to Bishop Morlino

Bishop Morlino, This is in response to your recent letter (August 18, 2018) to priests and parishioners of the Diocese of Madison. I am writing this as a gay man, a fallen-away Catholic, an adult survivor of childhood sex abuse … Continue reading

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Haunted House

Trigger warning: Sexual abuse, trauma, triggers Decades later, this is what trauma can look like. The other night there was a conversation happening and given that it’s getting close to Halloween the talk turned toward haunted houses. I’ve never been … Continue reading

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Signs of Possible Sex Abuse

    As we near the end of Sexual Assault Awareness Month I’ve been thinking about something helpful I could write about it. One of the things I talk about when I share my survivor story to general audiences is … Continue reading

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I know

I know what happened to you even though you cannot say it, because I hear it in the words you do not say, and I see it in your eyes, in the way your body hides its secrets. I see … Continue reading

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