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Betrayal

Betrayal

Over a year ago, I asked my father if he would be willing for me to interview and record him about his life. I felt emotionally prepared going into each interview, but I underestimated how much it would take out…
Pill Boxes

Pill Boxes

Every other week, I stop by my father’s retirement home, to refill his pill boxes. I have always managed his medications and find it to be a straight forward process and a simple way to care for him. I hadn’t…
Why Am I Calm In Videos

Why am I calm in my videos?

I’ve had multiple people comment on my composure in the video interviews of my father. To prepare for the interviews, I anticipated all the ways that my composure could affect him, and I made a conscious effort to remain calm…
Marching With Sister

Marching with my sister in Bolivia

I was so inspired by this story I heard on the news this morning. There are everyday heroes locally and globally who are speaking up against sexual assault. These voices are not just personal stories, but they speak for the…
Eggs Benedict

The truth over eggs benedict and apple juice

Getting my father to admit to molesting me as a child, as well as other children, was not an easy thing to do, but when he decided to open up, I was caught off guard.  I’m not sure if I…
The First Time I Told My Husband

The first time I told my husband about my father

The first time I shared with my husband, Mark, that I had been sexually abused as child was within the first few months of when we started dating. I wanted him to know about even the most painful parts of…