Wake Up: 20% of People Have Been Sexually Abused

[powerpress] I met Amitha at a reading of a beautiful compilation book called, Dear Sister, which is a book of letters from survivors of sexual abuse. There we met a woman who must have been in her late 30’s, who had also been sexually abused by her father and had never met another woman whom she knew had gone through father-to-daughter sexual abuse. It’s unfortunate that it took so long before she met someone who could relate to her and Read More

I Survived Sexual Abused By My Own Father

[powerpress] “Dear Sister, when I was 13 years old, I was just starting to confront the reality of surviving 8 years of rape and other forms of sexual, physical, and emotional abuse by my father. I felt utterly alone. I read everything I could find about child sexual abuse and father-daughter incest, searching for a guidebook that would tell me what to do. I lingered for hours in the self help aisle of every bookstore and library I entered. I Read More

My Daughter Died of Heroin Overdose

My life changed on September 8 2012. My daughter Kayela was struggling for a few years with drugs. At first I was dumb. Yeah, I say dumb because I knew so little and gave money out left and right. The first time she died, they brought her back and I thought—great this will really teach her and she will never touch drugs again. Dumb because I had internet and never even looked up drug abuse signs when to get help. Read More

9/11 Twin Tower Survivor – Her Story of Shock and Healing Post Attack

Photo of me at my desk in the World Trade Center, September 7, 2001   In remembrance and honor of 9/11, I sat down with a survivor of the attack of that fateful day.  Michelle Rosado was in Tower II of the World Trade Center when Tower I was hit. Today, 12 years after the attack on American soil, we recorded our interview on Google Hangout as she shared the details of that morning and her journey to healing and Read More

9/11 – She Was in Tower II

     [powerpress] I had never heard an account of the morning of 9/11 in this much detail until I met the amazing Michelle. Watch our interview, read the timeline of events below and leave your comments. Thanks for watching and sharing Michelle’s story. Will I Recover? by Michelle Cruz Rosado  Taking the elevator to the 95th Floor of Two World Trade Center was something that had become a mindless, involuntary action for all of us who worked there. Our offices Read More

Anorexia – Her Story ‘I was hungry to be alive. I was hungry to nourish my soul again in light of my newfound meaning in life’.

Anorexia – Her story ‘I was hungry to be alive. I was hungry to nourish my soul again in light of my newfound meaning in life.’ I was lying down on my bed when I suddenly heard a new voice pronounce loudly and clearly “You are going to die”. It was a voice within me and I was only 14. I knew this was serious, a seriously defining moment of my life. It took a few more moments for me Read More

Pole Dancing to Soul Dancing – Christine Macdonald’s Story

[powerpress] Pole Dancing to Soul Dancing I love that and soul dancing is her new story. “Stripping for the first time I felt pretty; people were giving me money for how I looked.” Christine is an author, speaker and self diagnosed recovering narcissist. She is also extremely brave to share with the world, details of her past in hopes of helping others.  At age 14, Christine was diagnosed with a skin disease that left her face severely scarred. By 19 she was working as Read More