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.

Burning the Journals


I just got back from a camping trip with my wife. With her support, I burned several boxes of old journals, dating back from my childhood through the present. It … Continue reading

August 28, 2012 · 11 Comments

semi-multiple identity moments


Today I took the day off work (my hours are flexible) to have a ‘creativity day’. I had intended to practice my singing repertoire for my voice lesson tomorrow. I … Continue reading

June 14, 2011 · 5 Comments

the great divide


I can’t sleep so I’m writingthis in the middle of the night on my mini-laptop in bed. What a modern gal I am. My wife is sleeping next to me, … Continue reading

May 22, 2010 · 2 Comments

Email to a survivors organization in my home town


I just sent this. Hi there, I’m sorry for doing this in an email, but wasn’t certain I could explain all this well over the phone. I hope you can … Continue reading

May 4, 2009 · 5 Comments

Songs to dance on an abusers grave to


The concept of dancing on your abusers’ grave seems to have some resonance for survivors I’ve talked to. Not all of us are of Scottish heritage, or even interested in … Continue reading

April 13, 2009 · 8 Comments

In a cold and northern town


[A song in progress – celtic/folk story ballad feel. Key of D major] In a cold and northern town, the days are short and the nights are long A little … Continue reading

March 26, 2009 · 8 Comments

Going on living


As part of my ongoing quest to stop Hiding I’m starting gradually to getting back into both doing things I’m passionate about and letting others witness me doing them. Tonight, … Continue reading

March 24, 2009 · 19 Comments

Trying to make it Normal


I spent the weekend with a bunch of friends and acquaintances at a storytelling retreat. At this same retreat last year was the first time I told people publicly that … Continue reading

February 4, 2009 · 2 Comments

Sharpening the Sword to Dance on My Abusers Grave


So I now have the sword I’m going to use to dance on my fathers grave, when he will do me and the world the favour of finally succumbing to … Continue reading

January 19, 2009 · 6 Comments

Buying the sword to dance on my abusers grave.


Why am I publishing such personal information on the web? My therapist thinks that my process might be of value to others, and I’m proud of defying the silence that … Continue reading

December 7, 2008 · 3 Comments

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