Recently I embarked on reading my diaries from start to finish. I began writing when I was twelve so my journey will take a year and a half reading at my current speed of one month a day. My motive is to reacquaint myself with memories that the trauma monster kicked out of my mind … Continue reading The Discomfort Of Compliments And Shame
He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to loveMartin Luther King Jr. We’ve all seen those short, inspirational quotes encouraging us to lead better lives. However well meaning they may be, the ones promoting forgiveness make me feel angry, hurt and belittled. You see, I'm unable to forgive … Continue reading Is Sexually Abusing A Child Forgivable?
Most people agree that it’s important that paedophiles are brought to justice for their crimes. However, after making a formal complaint to the police regarding my child molesting grandfather, I was left wondering whether it had been worth it. Firstly, the police investigation has left me deeply traumatised and I apologise if this makes for … Continue reading A Criminal Court Case. Is it worth it?