Tag: trauma

You Better Werk

Beep beep Eyes slowly peel awake to reveal more darkness than light, it’s one of those mornings when it feels like it’s midnight, the blinking red evidence of my 5:30AM alarm is confusing me.  Alexa -OFF As my eyes adjust to the semi-glow slowly seeping through the edges of my blinds, I pull the sheet back and get a quick chill… Read On

Suicide Prevention Month: There is Hope After Trauma: The First Step to Coping

Unthinkable loss and insurmountable grief were felt across the country when the news broke of the death of Daisy Coleman, an outspoken high school sexual assault survivor who went on to create Safe Bae an organization dedicated to educating other high school students on consent and sexual assault. She stared in the Netflix documentary about her story and the impact of social media on survivors in Audrie &… Read On

The Trauma that Lies Underneath COVID-19 Headlines.

Article published by Elephant Journal on COVID and Trauma… Read On

Stress, Trauma and COVID: It’s Ok to Not Be Ok

Read Jennifer's recent article published in Thrive Global… Read On

Advanced Praise for Blackout Girl 2nd Edition August 2020 Release

It’s one of those perfect days when the sun is casting its brilliance and holding court in a crystal-blue sky. The last hold of winter evaporates on my deck as spring is declaring its rightful, albeit late, place on the calendar. It’s May, and it has been a long and strange transition from season to season. I am venturing out for my weekly grocery run. I roll down the windows as Tom Petty’s “Free Fallin'” comes on the radio. I turn it up and embrace that amazing feeling of driving with the windows down for the first time in months, cool air on my face and all the promises of warm weather… Read On

Closing out #SAAM with Blog on Trauma & Post-Traumatic Growth

This post first appeared on Caron.org and was written as a guest writer in their blog for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Trauma and Post-Traumatic Growth I am a rape survivor. I was 12 years old when I was first raped, an experience that shattered everything I thought I knew. Neither my parents nor I knew how to cope… Read On

How Trauma, Victimization and Addiction Are All Connected

Here is an article I wrote and published in The Fix… Read On

Victims Rights

Have you ever been a victim of crime? Do you know someone who has been a victim of crime? Would you know what to do, where to turn or who to reach out too if you were a victim of crime? Did you know that as a crime victim, you have certain rights afforded to you under the law? Read On