I published a poem about my domestic violence situation very recently. I felt the worst about admitting to staying even when my daughter’s safety relied on me leaving. It feels shameful and weak. However, I received more private contact from women who had been, and even were in, a similar Hell. I feel like I lost a lot of weight. I hope this proves to be just as therapeutic for you. It truly does help others. Thank you for sharing.

Mom. Neuro, critical care, and home health infusion registered nurse. Mental health combatant. Social justice seeker. Reach out: julietteroanoke@gmail.com