Today, I heard on the radio a request for any of you who were abused by George Gibney (and I know there are many) who have not come forward, to think about doing so, so that he might be brought back to Ireland and face justice for what he did to you. As one of … More To the survivors of George Gibney, who have never come forward.
Here is my latest update on my Work In Progress which I’ve written as part of ‘The Inspiration Diaries.’ I will post the full diary post later, where you can read how my fellow Inspiration Diaries contributors, Casey King and Clare Daly, are getting on in their quest to be published, but if you so … More How’s my writing? February.
I understand why #metoo is trending. I acknowledge it is an excellent way to highlight sexual assault or abuse. I’m just struggling to add it to my posts. It’s not that I don’t qualify, most readers know I have a past. So why not add it and lend my voice to the roars? I’ve been … More Why I don’t want to #metoo
So here we go with number three among the five favourite posts I’ve ever written. When you read it you will understand why I say this is not an actual favourite as it’s content was difficult to share, however it marked a new beginning for me. Prior to writing this I’d only ever told one … More My favourites #3 Silence is the greatest enabler of abuse.
This night twenty six years ago I was a young girl, more than a little nervous of walking down the aisle in less than twenty four hours. I dreaded the fuss and the attention. I worried I’d cry for my Dad and I hoped the day would go okay. The one thing I didn’t do … More Twenty six years later.
What do you want from your blog? Do you want it to provide an income or is it a hobby? Do you plan your posts or open your dashboard and write whatever comes to mind. Do you dream of going viral? I am wondering this as I sit here tonight. If I were to answer … More Would you like to go viral?
We bloggers share every time we write. We share our thoughts, advice and experiences. No matter what it is we write about, the moment we press ‘publish’ we agree to share. Why? Personally I share for various reasons. For a long time I wrote to offload. To make sense of life as it happened. During … More Sharing is caring.
What song best says who you are? Not the song which you think others would associate with you, but the song which, to your mind, best describes you. The one you yourself most identify with. Yesterday I was flicking through facebook, and I came across a post asking this question. I have no idea where … More This is my song
We all have a past. Hopefully for most of us there are parts of it which when recalled still make us smile or laugh. They bring back the memory of childhood friends, or people we no longer have contact with. My last post to my brother seemed to trigger a lot of happy memories of … More Memories. What have you hidden away?
I lived in silence for many years and no one heard me roar. This is an account of one such a day. As I walk the corridor of the hospital ward I am nursing on, I think I glimpse him in the distance. He turns the corner and is gone. A sharp pain of fright … More Silence is the greatest enabler of abuse.