Contributing Author: Jodie Ortega

What was the most surprising thing about becoming a parent? I was surprised, delighted, and relieved to know that despite my childhood trauma and the belief systems that I was raised in that were designed to keep me small, I still had the capacity to love another human being unconditionally. Tell us about one of … Continue reading Contributing Author: Jodie Ortega

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Contributing Author: Danielle Christopher

What was the most surprising thing about becoming a parent? After being told I couldn’t have kids naturally, I feel so lucky to be their mom. Tell us about one of your proudest parenting moments. My youngest is on the spectrum. We went through countless therapies and medical professionals trying to get help for her. … Continue reading Contributing Author: Danielle Christopher

Contributing Author: Dani Bostick

Once I figured out that silence is a burden, writing about trauma has not been difficult. The first time I wrote about my trauma was in my victim impact statement that I prepared for my perpetrator’s sentencing. I was paralyzed with fear at that point. That was three years ago-- I’m glad writing about trauma has become an outlet and not a source of fear.

Contributing Author: Christina Baird

What was the most surprising thing about becoming a parent? How scared I was to know I was responsible for a precious gift. I was terrified to keep him safe. Tell us about one of your proudest parenting moments. That I did not break him, he will still need therapy by the time he is … Continue reading Contributing Author: Christina Baird