The wave goodbye

I enter through a stain-glassed door where I immediately notice a host of familiar faces, my father, my aunt, and other relatives who I have not spoken to in years. I scan the crowd for a welcoming smile and findRead more…

Post-suicide trauma

**Trigger warning: references to sexual assault, trauma, and suicide** My childhood sexual perpetrator hung himself before facing a courtroom for child molestation charges, served by someone else. I was nine when he sexually assaulted me. I lacked the foresight, theRead more…