May We Dance Upon Their Graves

Incest Survivors, Spirituality and Ceremonies of Justice – the story of a woman living a rich, fulfilling life while waiting to dance on her sociopath father's grave.

What I’ve learned about coming out as an incest survivor (part 1)


I’m trying to write a chapter on coming out as an incest or child sexual assault survivor for the book. There are a lot of reasons to come out, and … Continue reading

January 7, 2014 · 7 Comments

How to get care for an vulva injured in childhood.


I am going to blow my own horn here. I did good. First, some background. I had sex for the first time with a new lover recently and my vulva … Continue reading

March 27, 2013 · 8 Comments

Bravery and Vulnerability


I’ve been reading Brene Brown’s recent book “Daring Greatly”. Most of the information is stuff I already know, but it’s good to review and there were some new bits. I … Continue reading

December 14, 2012 · 5 Comments

Pap Test Success for Incest Survivor


I am an amazon! I had a pap test and negotiated for what I needed. Yay me. I went to the drop in clinic today because I have a stomach … Continue reading

June 25, 2012 · 5 Comments

What I learned about health care and sexual abuse survivors


I’d like to summarize what resources and history I’ve gathered (or created) that might be helpful to other survivors. I went from someone who had an 8 year gap in … Continue reading

January 8, 2011 · 4 Comments

In the wake of proof


Knowing I have scar tissue has changed my life I think. It’s like an incontrovertable validation of what I’ve been saying all along. No longer can I doubt or go … Continue reading

July 11, 2009 · 14 Comments

Warrior Victorious in Pap Test


So the gyne visit went about as well as it could possibly go, and better than I could have envisioned. The nurse-practitioner I saw was very experienced and nice and … Continue reading

July 8, 2009 · 17 Comments

The day before the pap


Yesterday I saw my therapist and we talked about the pap test appointment tomorrow. What’s different about this appointment is: 1) the medical professional will know I’m a survivor. 2) … Continue reading

July 7, 2009 · 5 Comments

Warrior Schedules PAP Test


Okay, so I think I found a safe (to me) place to get a gyne exam. I found out through some friends that the community health centres have nurses that … Continue reading

June 23, 2009 · 13 Comments

Running out of steam


I seem to have run out of steam. My therapist is out of town and I accidentally missed last weeks appointment so I have no-one to debrief the yucky images … Continue reading

April 21, 2009 · 3 Comments

Pap test, anyone?


Okay, so I went bravely forth today on my quest to find a doctor to do a pap test. Like many survivors, I haven’t had a gyne exam in several … Continue reading

April 6, 2009 · 12 Comments

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