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A Closed Chapter

December 15, 2016 | BY 1in6org | FILED UNDER JHF BLOG >
My adult self had already processed and come to accept the fact that mother was never going to make amends to me or change. On the other hand, my inner child was sad and upset. My inner child was still hoping that my mother would sit down and talk with me, tell me she loved me, and was sorry for the abuse she both allowed and inflicted on me. Now that will never happen, and my inner child will have a bit more healing to do.
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Redefining Forgiveness

November 17, 2016 | BY 1in6org | FILED UNDER JHF BLOG >
Many believe it is not necessary to forgive the person who hurt you, in order to heal.
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Three Lessons in the Meaning of Community

October 26, 2016 | BY 1in6org | FILED UNDER JHF BLOG >
On Wednesday, October 5th, I flew over the beautiful, rugged landscape of western New Mexico, bound for Phoenix.
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October 6, 2016 | BY 1in6org | FILED UNDER JHF BLOG >
One of the affects of my abuse that has followed me into my adult life until just recently is being accepted.
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Mending Fences

September 22, 2016 | BY 1in6org | FILED UNDER JHF BLOG >
I’ve always been intrigued by the different choices people make, while working to restore good boundaries in their life after an experience of abuse.
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Following Your Bliss

September 8, 2016 | BY 1in6org | FILED UNDER JHF BLOG >
First, I have to decide to make it happen. Then, I go looking for it.
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Supporting a New Frontier of Anti-Sexual Violence Work

I was pleased to join the work of as a new Board Member in June. In the three-plus decades that I have been involved in the anti-violence movement, I have witnessed the movement grow to reach new constituencies, and embrace new approaches unique to the needs of particular client groups.
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Forgiveness vs. Reconciliation

In my experience, one path to true happiness and freedom is forgiveness, which is why I love writing about it.
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Fill in the Blank

Earlier this year, Parul Sehgal wrote an essay examining “compulsory survivorship”—the tendency to label everyone who has had an abusive or unwanted sexual experience as a survivor.
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No More Silence: It’s Never Too Late to Start Healing

I found an old photograph recently. It’s a flimsy, bent Polaroid print of myself as a child.
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