Fighting back against spanking

[Trigger warning: spanking, child abuse.] Someone found my blog recently by searching for "fought back against spanking" and that hit me hard. Whoever you are, I want to give you a hug. You're not alone. The memories triggered by that phrase aren't pleasant. In some ways, I realize I'm reliving the feelings of utter helplessness, … Continue reading Fighting back against spanking

IR: Jori’s story

I'm on a roll on post ideas, thanks to long conversations with Jori during my visit with her. She gave me permission to tell a story of hers here, for the benefit of anyone else who has perhaps been in a similar position. She says, "Maybe it'll keep someone from having a similar experience, or … Continue reading IR: Jori’s story