White Fragility

Hi. My name is Sarah and I am white. I am from a white community. I am from a place that oftentimes fears people of color. Isn't that funny? The same people who enslaved an entire race of individuals are now scared of those exact same people. I am white and I am adopted, which... Continue Reading →

Not So Brave

“They mentioned that you aren’t very good at parking…that it makes sense you haven’t been driving a lot”, Gabe said, as we climbed out of our beat up Volkswagen. We were just getting home from the gym, only then recovering from a session of frustrated bickering. I was already on the verge of anger and... Continue Reading →

Last Night…

Disclaimer: I'm not editing this; just posting Last night, Gabe and I were in a pretty intense conversation over something mildly ridiculous but had been causing me to feel somewhat manipulated over the last few years. While we were talking, Gabe was going to put out some recycling (I honestly don't even know what he... Continue Reading →

Free-birthing Indigo

It had been planned from the beginning; a home birth without medical assistance.  A birth free of stress, unhelpful commands, and strange hands touching me and my baby as we plunged into what would be the most vulnerable time of our lives.  I had lived by the hospital rules twice now and I refused to... Continue Reading →

Trauma Series 6: Loss of Self

Most likely you know what you like and maybe you have always known.  Like, who your favorite band is, what kind of clothes you like to wear, what sort of movies and shows you are interested in, etc.  Most of us have spent our whole lives developing our likes and dislikes, learning from experience and... Continue Reading →

Trauma Series 4: Loss of Self

Self worth.  Those words have a lot of layers, because on the one side is a person who understands that they are valuable and enough and no less important than anyone else regardless of beauty, success, power, etc….and on the other hand is a person who believes that they are worthy of it all, entitled... Continue Reading →

Weekly Wrap 2

This past week was so good, but I am really struggling to remember everything that happened.  I think our somewhat repetitive days (because a lot of how we spend our time has included either work work or working on the house) have started to blur together a bit, but here are some of the highlights.... Continue Reading →

Trauma Series 3: Depression and Anxiety

Depression.  Anxiety.  Two words that sometimes leave us cringing, feeling like no one will understand or we will be judged and possibly not taken seriously.  As an adult, I have struggled with depression far less than I did as a teenager and college student, but sometimes it still strikes unsuspectingly.  However, the difference between my... Continue Reading →

Trauma Series 2: Flashbacks

The pages are turning as I begin to unravel so many of the moments I never had a chance to piece together; the picture that always looked so broken and useless and…void.  It was as if I was sitting in a dark room; the kind of dark that would make the mere idea of trying... Continue Reading →

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