Blogging for Peace

More than a year ago I came across a blog called Bloggers for Peace. Every month, or so, I’ve thought about starting to do what they suggest, joining them and making a blog post at least once a month on the topic of peace. I’m not a good joiner, at least, at certain times of my healing work I am not really good at joining groups, even something like this.

I was happy and proud, some time ago, to join a women’s collective blog on healing and creativity and art. It took a lot for me to post, I really had a lot of trouble doing that. That group was deleted some time ago, or at least no longer available to view online. I really do miss it and I wish that I had been more active there, with a lot less fear, or at least that the blog was still available to be read.

I’ve thought about blogging for peace a lot and thought about peace and how I have yearned for peace since I was a very young child. I suppose that every child of abuse yearns for peace. Violence and the threat of violence is everywhere in a childhood of an abused child. The work that I have done in my life and in my healing work has been very hands-on about peace in the last few years and I want to write more about that here in the near future. It is a huge challenge for me and often takes every ounce of energy that I have.

I’ve been thinking about blogging for peace a lot in the last couple of months. I recently went to the blog Bloggers for Peace and discovered that the blog had not been updated for about a year. However, I decided to start writing posts on peace by myself. I think that other people are still doing that as well. I think that I will be as focused about blogging about peace without other support.

I have come across another collective blog on the topic of peace and have recently submitted a post. And another collective blog on a topic of artistic expression, where you have to submit posts and for them to be approved. And I finally submitted a post to there as well. It only took me about a month to do them both. So, I guess I am trying to be a joiner, even though I am not good at being a joiner.

I had to remind myself recently that I have submitted lots of posts from my blog to the Blog Carnival Against Child Abuse, so I guess I have been a joiner all along. Big surprise, that. And participating in the Blog Carnival have been wonderful and healing experiences.

I love the Blog Carnival and what it stands for, and Tracie at her blog fromtracie for continuing the blog carnival. Thank you Tracie! And I want to encourage everyone who blogs on the topic of child abuse to submit a post to the Blog Carnival Against Child Abuse and to read some of their archives scroll down on the page once you click onto the link. The most recent edition is the August 2013 Edition. If you don’t have a blog, you could submit a post to me or to Tracie and we could host your post on one of our blogs, so that your post could be included in the next Blog Carnival. Please consider participating in the next blog carnival.

By the way, I am hosting the Blog Carnival Against Child Abuse for November and December. I will be posting more information on November 1st, with suggestions and topics. I hope to get many submissions and readers for them.

If you don’t have time to write a post for submissions, you can still submit an already existing post on a wide variety of topics. Participation is another way of refusing to be silent and to make connections and a sense of caring and community among survivors of childhood abuse in the blog community.

Submissions for Blog Carnival Against Child Abuse

Submissions are being accepted for the August 2014 Edition of the Blog Carnival Against Child Abuse. The deadline for submissions is August 27th.

Mike, at Child Abuse Survivor, is hosting the Blog Carnival this month.

The topic of the month is change. One that I think is great. I am going to be thinking about this a lot and trying to write a couple of posts to be submitted.

As well; the regular categories for submissions include:

Advocacy and Awareness
Aftermath
Healing and Therapy
In the News
Poetry
Survivor Stories
Art Therapy

Submission Form

July 2014 Edition of Blog Carnival Against Child Abuse

I wanted to  post a link to the most recent Blog Carnival Against Child Abuse. I really enjoy participating in the blog carnival and encourage everyone to participate by reading and submitting.

Good and healing thoughts to you all.

Submissions for the Blog Carnival Against Child Abuse

The July Edition of the Blog Carnival Against Child Abuse is now taking submissions until July 23rd.

The regular categories for submissions include:

Advocacy and Awareness
Aftermath
Healing and Therapy
In the News
Poetry
Survivor Stories
Art Therapy

I often participate by submitting original or previous posts from my survivor blog for the Blog Carnival. I’ve been really proud of the posts I have submitted and equally as proud of reading the other posts by other survivors/allies.

I’m big on building connections and a sense of community among survivors of abuse. Participating in the Blog Carnival is one tried and true method for me to stay connected and to work on building the blog community of survivors who are working on healing and struggling through the aftereffects of childhood abuse and life. I highly recommend participating in the Blog Carnival through submissions and reading.  Please consider submitting.

Here is the submission page:

Submissions

The Blog Carnival archives in located at the bottom of the submissions page.

 

Submit to the Blog Carnival Against Child Abuse

The May edition of the Blog Carnival Against Child Abuse is still taking submissions through May 25th, to be published on May 28th. There is still a couple of days to participate by submitting a post from your blog for inclusion.

Categories include:

Advocacy and Awareness
Aftermath
Healing and Therapy
In the News
Poetry
Survivor Stories
Art Therapy

Please consider submitting a post from your blog and reading the carnival when posted. I will put up a link.

Submission Form

April Edition of the Blog Against Child Abuse

April Edition

Tracie wrote and included an incredible post on Mia Farrow and her daughter, who was sexually abuse as a child, that is posted in the Blog Carnival under the category, In The News.

Though I normally find posts and articles on news stories on the topic of cases of child sexual abuse too triggering for me, I read it when it was originally posted. It is an incredible piece of research and writing. I highly recommend it.

Healing Quotes Littles 280

“Since it is so likely that children will meet cruelest enemies, let them at least have heard of brave knights and heroic courage.”

~ C. S. Lewis