What I’ve hoped for and will continue to hope for this year are gifts to myself that are more far important than things.
The past teaches us important lessons about where we do and do not want to go, but we also need to let go.
When someone’s response to you isn’t helpful, what can you say to steer the conversation?
In a time when it can be uncomfortable to say you’re not joyous, I want to say that I hear you. I see you. I value you. I’m with you.
I ask you to read this piece – each and every excruciatingly painful and hopeful word – and to consider how to stand with the survivors of sexual assault in your life or how to take care of yourself if you are a survivor yourself.