An open letter to those who doubted me.

Amazing post, must read!

Unspoken Conversations.

**TRIGGER WARNING**Mentions of rape.

Dear those who doubted me,

I am sorry. I’m sorry that my rape story is not the ‘textbook’ rape story. I’m sorry that I didn’t have bruises or cuts or other injuries to prove I was raped. Most of all, I am sorry that society’s view of rape is so twisted. I’m sorry that society’s perception of rape is so physically violent that when rape occurs in a different situation, it seems so unbelievable to you.

  • Will is a big guy, she wouldn’t have escaped if he really wanted to rape her’
  • ‘She isn’t as sexually experienced as the rest of us, I mean, we’ve all had guys hold our heads when giving a blow job – it’s not a big deal’
  • ‘Why did she go back with him if she didn’t want sex?’
  • ‘He’s a forceful guy, it’s not his fault she couldn’t…

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The Encouraging Thunder Award

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Thank you A Momma’s View for nominating me for this award! I am grateful for the nomination 🙂

Rules for this award:

  • Post it on your blog
  • Grant other bloggers the award

What you cannot do:

  • Abuse or misuse the logo.
  • Claim that it is your own handmade logo.

What you should do after receiving the Encouraging Thunder Award:

  • Enjoy the award!
  • At least give thanks via comments, likes and/or mentioning the blog that you received the award from
  • Mention your purpose in blogging

Why do I blog you ask? I blog for many reasons. I’ve always journaled, and that seemed to not work for me as much as it used to, so my friend suggested getting a blog. I also love to write in general. I love to talk about issues that are relevant to many people and hear about what other people’s experiences have been. One of my favorite things about blogging is the community. I love that people will like and comment on posts. I like that you can get to know another person through their posts. You can cheer them on when they are having a tough time, or offer advice. I blog because it’s a great way to express oneself, to engage in a wonderful community, and to enjoy hearing everyone’s personal journey in this crazy journey called life!

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XOXO Anna

Periods

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I am posting this because I am on my period. I know, probably TMI, but seriously it shouldn’t be that big of a deal. It’s human nature. Every women goes through this every month! To the guys who get squirmy around this or they it’s gross…grow the fuck up. I am not going to apologize if your feelings are hurt by that statement. If you have a girlfriend you will learn that it’s natural and something every woman goes through.

I only bring this up because most men do get uncomfortable around girls if they mention they’re on their period. But WHY? What is the problem?

Jose Angel Garcia is awesome. Have you seen his Instagram post about how men should help their female friends out by bringing tampons and pads to help them out because it’s true not every girl always has them on them.

Anyways…I’m done with my rant. Enjoy your day.

XOXO Anna