EXCERPT: Here is the secret I never told my aunts, my uncles, my teachers, my pastor, my first serious boyfriend, and most certainly not a single friend: I grew up terrified of my mother. All the time.
When I originally started Dandelion Soapbox, I wanted it to be a platform for speaking truth. That idea is inherent in the name. However, I never wanted it to be a platform for just my truth.
If you live in any of 16 specific states, even if you are not a mandated reporter, if you suspect child abuse, you legally have to report it. I wish more people had looked out for me and my sibling. It's an idea that makes me furious and sad all the time; why didn't anyone notice? Or if they did, why didn't they do anything?
Herbal tea. Yoga nidra. Fuzzy socks. Your form of self-care doesn't have to look like mine. It can take any form of doing nice things for yourself.
To put it bluntly, don't go all Kylo; go Rey.
Amee tells the story of how her father sexually abused her when she was a toddler. It's obviously incredibly sad and hard to listen to, but important to hear.
I present some tunes that have helped me through tough times, and that have motivated me to achieve some great times.
Is it the granite dome's fault for drawing forked lightning?