Trigger Warning: Mass shootings, gun violence, graphic depictions of violence. I wrote this poem in response to the talk about the Pulse Orlando shooting being a terror attack because it was perpetrated by “possibly a Muslim”. As a shooting survivor, I have a lot of feelings about that. Do not tell me what is a … More Terror Attack or Shooting? – A Poem
Sometimes I feel like my body is distilled to a point in the center of me that is atom bomb explosive. It’s a point in the middle of my solar plexus that I curve around as it pulls me into its contraction. It tightens and I can’t feel my extremities. My fingers seem alien. My … More On Embodying Resilience
This is my town. These are my people. My neighborhood. And I’m doing something like this because I believe in it. I have never been a person to just believe in something without putting action to my beliefs. This is my way to say, to myself and my community – “You are safe here. We’re here with you.” … More Doing Something With My Heartbreak
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In light of both of the recent shootings here in Colorado Springs, I think it is important for the community to know how victims are impacted, and how to move forward. … More Supporting Victims in the Aftermath of COS Shootings
I’ll draw one card and then talk about how its major archetypes may be playing in your life right now. … More Tarot Tuesday
I write you this letter so that you can see the face of a survivor. I write you this letter as someone who saw with my own eyes the horror of a mass shooting, a shooting that took the lives of my twin and younger sisters and injured my father in December 2007. And most importantly I write this letter to open a dialogue about the role that gun violence has played in our country. … More Dear Congress – Sincerely, A Mass Shooting Survivor