As I am reading all the comments and articles from the media about today's decision by the parole board to allow repeated rapist Graham James day parole I am reminded of the phrase you can't fix stupid. I am not angry. I am not a victim. I lead a very happy and healthy productive life. The media today had an opportunity to help and they chose the old way of sensationalizing survivors of abuse by using the word victim. They also tried to portray us #Victors as still victims. By doing this more people will be inclined to keep silent. Today we should see these moments and decisions as an opportunity to change the way we portray and see abuse. Instead we allow the media to continue to sell fear to us. I have had several request to do interviews today but chose to use social media instead of talking to them. On social media we can control the message which is to encourage people that first and foremost we are not victims that we are survivors and many of us have overcome the challenges of our abuse and that those that are still silent can overcome them too with our help. We can end the stigma created by the media by encouraging others to find their own voices and help to create empowerment and to shine a light on this dark secret. Rape is common not uncommon. Helping is healing and healing is possible!!!! We need to create more advocates and by creating more advocates that how you create change. Please share this to those who are still alone!!!! Thanks for reading.
Vodka and cocaine were my Paxil and Prozac in helping me deal with my mental illness I didn't know I had. #BellLetsTalk
10 years ago today I made the best decision of my life!!! 3650 days of continuos sobriety!!! Sept 18/2005 Grateful for the life I have today!!! Thanks to all of you for your undying support!!! "Rarely have we seen a person fail who has thoroughly followed our path"