Justin discusses surviving male on male rape on bettysbattleground.com

Healing Words: The Effects Of Rape Can Last A Lifetime

Today’s guest post describes the experience of a survivor of male-on-male rape, which has not yet been discussed here on Betty’s Battleground. As last week’s Tales From the Other Side guest post pointed out, some people just do not believe … Continue reading

Zoe Azrael talks sexual assault, shame, and healing on bettysbattleground.com

Healing Words: Reclamation–This Is My Body. I Live Here.

In an effort to relieve the misplaced shame many sexual assault survivors carry, Betty’s Battleground is dedicating the month of November 2017 to sexual assault and rape awareness. I began the series with a post about the psychological impact of … Continue reading

Learn about the relationship between one person's dissociation and their crisis of spirit-on bettysbattleground.com

Healing Words: The Magic of Dissociation & Crisis of Spirit

Today you have the opportunity to read one of the most interesting accounts of dissociation that I have ever encountered. I am extremely proud and grateful to have the opportunity to premier this piece on Betty’s Battleground, even though–and probably … Continue reading

Read about Ana's experiences growing in an abusive household on bettysbattleground.com

Healing Words: Surviving My “Evil Stepmother”

Hello, happy Friday! As I promised earlier this week, I have a very special guest post from one of my favorite bloggers, Ana De-Jesus. Ana’s blog is Faded Spring, where she melds her fashion blogging and modeling with feminism, trauma … Continue reading

Discover the dangers of complacency on bettysbattleground.com

Healing Words: Overcoming The Complacency Trap In Sobriety

Today’s guest post comes from a young man who has gone through addiction and come out the other side. But he writes today to remind us that sometimes the “other side” is not as clear-cut as we may believe. Complacency … Continue reading

Brandi Kennedy talks about how writing and mindfulness has helped her recover from chronic abuse on bettysbattleground.com

Healing Words: An Author’s Search For Trauma Recovery Through Writing

Hey readers, I apologize for missing my Wednesday post this week, but I’d like to call your attention to the article I was busy working on instead. When I was pregnant and on methadone, I was caught in the Front … Continue reading

Learn how motherhood and mental health blogger MomMandy fought depression with medication on bettysbattleground.com

Healing Words: How I Fought Depression With Medication

Today’s guest post comes from MomMandy, a mama who struggles with depression and who was featured previously as one of the Parenting With Mental Illness interviewees. Speaking of which, for those who are waiting on the newsletter with Brandi’s bonus … Continue reading

Learn how blogger and attorney Sheerin Siddique overcame three separate instances of sexual assault on bettysbattleground.com

Healing Words: The Story Behind The Voice

  I’ve been getting a lot of traffic to my blog since my Vox article came out. I wish this beast were monetized! But hey, if you’re visiting from the Vox article, welcome to my ad-free blog! My husband thinks … Continue reading

Learn about one complex trauma's experiences with EMDR-bettysbattleground.com

Healing Words: “The Life Saving Effects Of EMDR”

I am really excited about today’s post. Last month, Karin opened up about parenting with PTSD in a Parenting With Mental Illness interview. Today, she shares her experiences with EMDR-Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. I had not heard of EMDR … Continue reading

Find out how one man is choosing to walk away from a lifetime of abuse on bettysbattleground.com

Healing Words: Undoing The Legacy Of Abuse

Jack’s Story: Undoing The Legacy Of Abuse Hello! Welcome to the day after you drank too much. How do you feel? Seriously though, I hope you had a happy 4th of July. Whether you’re an American or not, yesterday was … Continue reading

Part 2 of the Genelle Chaconas' guest post about PTSD on bettysbattleground.com

PTSD Awareness Month 2017 Pt 2: “Through The Looking Glass”

June is PTSD awareness month and this is the second half of a two part special about the complex truth of life after trauma. If you missed part one, please take a moment to read it first. This guest post … Continue reading

Read about Genelle's experience with paternal abuse on bettysbattleground.com

PTSD Awareness Month 2017: “Down The Rabbit Holes”

June is PTSD Awareness Month I have been sharing a lot of stories about PTSD this month on my blog. I shared a couple posts about my abusive relationship; one on forgiveness, and the other on what it was like … Continue reading

Read how one woman turned to therapeutic massage to help heal from her brother's sudden death-on bettysbattleground.com

Healing Words: The Power Of Touch

Hello! Welcome to Friday. I am extra excited about today’s guest post. If you have ever visited my guest post info page, you may have seen mention of a series called “Healing Words.” For the past several months I have … Continue reading