“I will survive.”

— Julie got me this cup because I always say I’m in “survival mode.” People often ask me when I’ll get out of survival mode. I’m not sure. It seems like I’ve been here my whole life. — Working to be heard. Finding my voice. Fighting the silence. — Desiring to be respected. Crying when…

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Saying Goodbye — Again

May 31. On this day last year my husband died. We were married for my whole adult life — twenty-three years. We were married when I was three weeks from being 20. “Hey 19” by Steely Dan was our inside joke. Mercier was my lover, friend, mentor, champion, and pastor. He was my whole world. Looking Back…

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