Wow. You are an exceptional writer, Melissa. I wandered over here because I was curious, and I’m so glad I did.
Is this story about your father or a past boyfriend? I began writing at the end of December last year, and in the beginning I wrote exclusively about the emotional abuse I experienced from my father; although…
Belittling, Condescending, and Patronizing
Lack of Conscience
Ranking and Comparing
I am having a hard time synthesizing my lived experiences through domestic violence with both feelings and thoughts. I remember the emotion of it all, especially the breath-stealing panic, because that can be triggered by flashbacks, nightmares and unpredictable sense…
After I posted yesterday’s piece about Terri Tickle, someone who was in the community with me private messaged me with more information I didn’t know:
Today I updated Facebook Messenger so that I could stay in contact with a few specific people. After the update, I was surprised to see they added a section for those infamous "Other" messages that used to get lost in the abyss, for me.
Well, upon inspecting these MIA messages I noticed that my ex had contacted me, back in…