This isn’t the sort of thing I typically publish on Medium. This is something I publish on my blog. But, because I think there’s some number of you who have chosen to follow me here, and not there, I’m breaking my own rules. This has gotten incredible, positive, “holy crap…


TRIGGER WARNING: ABUSE

I read this post on Tumblr, and it spoke to my lived experience in a loud and familiar voice. …


Last week, I came across an image that sparked a reflection on a lot of the trauma I experienced as a child. It’s trauma that lingers in my life, and it’s trauma that I discovered a whole lot of other people share.

Well, I posted about my trauma and how…


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TRIGGER WARNING: ABUSE.

I saw this image a few days ago and WOW it hit me so hard. This is how my shitty, manipulative, narcissist parents talked to me for my entire childhood, whenever I told her I didn’t want to go on auditions, or he made me cry with…


NumberStory.org was founded to help adults identify our Adverse Childhood Experiences, so we can begin healing from them.

California Surgeon General Dr. Nadine Burke-Harris reached out to me last week, and asked if I’d be willing to talk a little bit about my Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) today, to coincide with the launch of NumberStory.org, …


Yesterday, I marked the fifth anniversary of my decision to quit drinking alcohol. It was the most consequential choice I have ever made in my life, and I am able to stand before you today only because I made it.

I was slowly and steadily killing myself with booze. I…


Father’s Day is tough for me. I don’t have a dad, because the man who was my father made a choice, when I was a child, to be my bully, instead.

For my entire life, this man was implacable, inscrutable, and entirely unwilling to have any kind of relationship with…


A gentle reminder: when we are out in the world, it’s incredibly important to maintain a six foot distance from each other. The virus doesn’t go away and stop being dangerous, once we walk into a store.

Most of us who are able to quarantine have been doing that, and…


I don’t know if any of you who follow me here also follow me on any other social networks, so for those of you who don’t know already, this post is for you.

For the last month or so, I’ve been digging up really great public domain short stories, and…


America had come together, setting aside all of our own wants and needs, to engage in the single greatest act of human kindness in history. We all stayed home, at great expense and inconvenience, so the most vulnerable among us wouldn’t die a preventable death.

I want you to think…

Wil Wheaton

Wizard. Time Lord. Fake geek girl. On a good day I am charming as fuck.

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