Hi, I’m Kate. Welcome to my blog.
I am a survivor of abuse. I have been working on healing for over twenty years. I believe very strongly in healing. I can heal. You can heal. Together, in community, we can heal.
I am an artist. I am a poet. I believe strongly in healing, in healing through art and creativity, in healing through the moment by moment life that I live, and in healing in community.
I was abused by my mother, in every way, mentally, emotionally, verbally, spiritually, physically and sexually. She was the first abuser, but not the only one. She made possible everything else that happened in my life that was abuse.
I am multiple. I have been diagnosed with Dissociative Identity Disorder. I am proud that I survived. I have a lot to be proud of. If you are a survivor of abuse, you have a lot to be proud of as well.
Please know that if you are a survivor of child sexual abuse that you are not alone. There is someone out there who can relate and knows what you are going through. Healing happens alone, but quicker and more profoundly in combination with others.
Finding healing resources is a difficult process, especially when you need it the most. I have many pages of healing resource links under the Resource button at the top of the page. Here is a link there as well:
Please know that in your darkest days and darkest moments there are whole groups of people who can relate, who like you have dealt with what you are dealing with, and who can understand and care about you. You might not know these people yet, these other survivors, but they are there and I know and believe they will come into your life as you heal. Reach out for them. You are not alone.
Please be aware that this blog is potentially triggering. I do not use trigger warnings on any of my posts. If I do post about an abuse memory I will note that at the top of the post. Take steps to read when you are feeling safe.
If triggered please take care of yourself first, you are the most important person in your life and deserve all the love and care and more that you give to others.
Good and healing thoughts to you.