Freedom Is My Middle Name

Well, Freedom isn’t my middle name and I don’t actually want one since my full name is long enough on its own. However, the idiom – “X is my middle name” – has a symbolic meaning that I would like to explore further in this post. I...

Coping Mechanisms

Coping mechanisms take many different forms. They are necessary when dealing with the aftermath of traumatic events. Below is an excerpt from my autobiography where I describe how I coped as a child, and in my early adult life, with the effects of sexual abuse. This...