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What I Wish We Had Known About Abuse

  I honestly don’t know where to start. A statistic? Every minute, twenty Americans become victims of physical abuse by an intimate partner. A reference to the wide-spread acceptance of glorifying stalking in movies if the stalker is rich, attractive, or a sparkly vampire? Maybe the blatant acceptance of Floyd Mayweather and his history of domestic violence […]

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#MeToo?

Me too?  Because I don't know.    No, that isn't right. I'm inured to it, I guess. I've never technically been sexually assaulted or raped, so I don't want to falsely claim an allegiance tangentially. Not that I'm not upset, or think that survivors or I were ever in the wrong, but... I grew up [...]
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The Big Squish: My First Mammogram Experience

Over the years I’ve impressed some doctors with comprehensive knowledge of my family’s medical history. However, whenever I’ve uttered that my grandmother was diagnosed with breast cancer at 39 years old, I get “the look.”  The “wow-that-was-young” look. My grandmother thankfully survived her cancer ordeal.  But in the early 1960s, folks did not openly discuss […]

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Heartbroken About Puerto Rico

I first went to Puerto Rico in December of 2016 with my family. I instantly fell in love with the culture there. A territory of the USA, meaning no passport needed, made it an easily accessible tropical paradise. My family loved it so much we went back again just 6 months later, exploring new places […]

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