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Notes from Nanea | The Parts of You

August 23, 2018 // 1 Comment

My dear Sweatpants & Coffee tribe, To say that I am a different person now than I was just a few years ago is technically true but a gross understatement. It’s like [...]

Meet ACE, My First Abusive Boyfriend

February 4, 2018 // 3 Comments

CN: sexual assault, rape abuse One of the hardest experiences in my life has been enduring and getting out of an eight year long, emotionally abusive relationship. It’s an [...]

Me, Too: A Legacy of Damage

October 16, 2017 // 0 Comments

Content warning: sexual assault, violence I scroll through Facebook and see the words scattered through my feed: Me, too. The two-word code to show belonging in a club no one [...]

Sweatpants & Soul | The First Shower After

September 17, 2017 // 1 Comment

We sit side by side on padded chairs next to the exam table, my husband and I. He’s there for emotional support but that part is easy. Physically, he’s not sure where to [...]

Quieting The Ghosts: A Survivor’s Tale

January 6, 2015 // 2 Comments

Sarafina Bianco is an abuse survivor turned author and advocate. The House on Sunset, her memoir, was released in October. She lives in St. Louis with her husband and three [...]

True Stories | Requiem

December 2, 2014 // 0 Comments

R.S. Linville October 13, 1956 – August 29, 2014 I found out today that R.S. Linville died on August 29th of this year. I was sent a link to his guest book, which has [...]
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