The Creation of a Mother

For much of my pregnancy I was weighed down by shame, that prevented me from fully connecting to myself as a mother. There was a part of me that didn't truly appreciate the life I was growing inside of me, like it was somehow less special due to my age and circumstances. However, a moment…

Domestic Violence Awareness: My Story

"The number of American troops killed in Afghanistan and Iraq between 2001 and 2012 was 6,488. The number of American women who were murdered by current or ex male partners during that time was 11,766." (Huffington Post) Double that of war casualties. Domestic violence is an epidemic, and yet people aren't educated enough on the red flags…