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The Lies of Self-Contempt

Who Am I? Part 2 I lived always with that voice in my head, always virulent in its contempt. “You are a failure.” “You are no good.” “You should have done that better.” “You should always be on time.” “You certainly shouldn’t stutter.” “Everyone secretly thinks you are no good.” “You are weak!” “You are […]

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Victim, Survivor, or Daughter?

Who Am I? Part 1 Sexual abuse survivor. Cancer survivor. These two terms are quite common, terms I myself have used to describe myself. Victim isn’t a word any of us like to think about it, but I’ve been that, too: victim of my abusers, victim of cancer. But we are also much more than […]

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