#JuWriSoMos Reflections, week 10

Take time Even if it is just a moment Enjoy the unlikely silence just before the home awakens Savor that first sip of coffee Breathe deeply that early morning air Feel the warmth of the sun shining through the window Take time Notice the sparkle in the eyes of a loved one The sound of the water as it washes […]

#JuWriSoMos reflection, week 9

Winding down for the year always comes with a certain amount of reflection for me. Reflection about what I have encountered over the past year, what I’ve accomplished, and what I need to work on. It’s kind of a point to pause, let is all catch up, settle, and re-set. Even when it is super busy, there’s still this part […]

#JuWriSoMos Reflection, week 8

This past week has been a really good way to move into the second half of this challenge. One of the things that I hoped to do during this challenge was find a way to get over my block about not being able to connect to my writing without having a chunk of a few hours to write in. Previously […]

Never Again

Okay listen.This graphic… phew! Folks, pretending to be someone I am not is a rejection of who I am, who I am becoming, and who I am coming back to. I know this from experience, because I did abandon myself for years. I know what its like to be told, explicitly, to choose to either abandon myself or to be […]

#JuWriSoMos Reflections, Week 7

Over the last week I have really reflected on the highlights and themes I have noticed since this challenge began. And I find myself reflecting on the fact that this part of the challenge is aligned with the time of year where I intentionally evaluate what my goals for the last year were and identifying where I want to go […]

#JuWriSoMos Reflections, week 6

As I reflect back on this past week writing each day, I am drawn to the writing prompt for Saturday. Really it was the whole week building to that prompt, but Saturday is when it hit me. When I look back at what I’ve written so far, what keeps jumping out to me is how much I underestimate myself, even […]

Services Notice: Extended Breaks

I appreciate your partnership, support, and participation in building up survivor leadership, developing trauma-ready responses to human trafficking that include the work of anti-racism through an intersectional lens. Your dedication to care for yourself and your community is critical to this work. To that end, and in order to provide the best services possible, my office will be closed during […]

#JuWriSoMos Reflections, Week 5

My reflections this week are going to focus on something other than my writing… This week, I reflect not only on my writing but also on the events of the last seven days…and I am reminded of the critical importance of disruption and raising up the next generation with new messages. Despite the pressures, we may feel to maintain or […]

#JuWriSoMos Reflections, Week 4

The #JuWriSoMos challenge has been very helpful for me this past week. In spite of the occasional struggle that I have to put words down on paper, I found myself identifying some patterns that I hadn’t noticed before. I don’t know that I have ever taken the time to reflect on, and write down, why I want to write the […]

#JuWriSoMos reflections, week 3

This week was one that tested me. Not only was I out of my routine, and not in my own space, but I was also struck by the weight of the prompts for this week. Had I the time, I would have written for hours about some of the prompts. Weird, honestly, because they were about feelings. And, as a […]