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Two Years- Thank you!

If I could go back in time and be able to tell myself something, I'd tell myself to have faith that life will change. Today marks the the two year anniversary of my best friend, Hannah saved my life from suicide. I was beyond mad at her, but over time we were able to have… Continue reading Two Years- Thank you!

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To the Family of the Young Woman at the Mall

It takes more strength to leave in the middle of the night than to stay a hundred years (domestic, emotional, and sexual abuse awareness). Recently, I re-read the blog that I wrote three months ago titled “To the young woman at the mall.” If you are not already familiar with the piece, it is linked… Continue reading To the Family of the Young Woman at the Mall

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To the Young Lady in the Mall

This weekend I went to the mall with my mom. After shopping for awhile we decided to take a break. As we were sitting I noticed a group of ladies sitting not too far away. It was a beautiful girl who appeared to be in her early twenty’s, her mother, her aunt, and the older women’s children were there too, but they were playing in a designated area for children. As I am trying to mind my own business, the group near me seemed to become louder and had more of a sense of urgency in their conversations. What I could pick up was that the mother and aunt were desperately trying to get the young lady to leave her boyfriend; he doesn’t treat her well. She, however, did not want to listen to what they had to say. I almost went over and joined their conversation but I didn’t…

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Do We Need Discernment In The Church? Domestic Abuse Awareness 

"May the Lord protect and defend you." *Trigger Warning* This is a line of the blessing over the children that many congregations/synagogues pray over the children every week, while they stand under the hoopah. This is one of my favorite parts of Shabbat but my heart breaks a little bit every time I sing it… Continue reading Do We Need Discernment In The Church? Domestic Abuse Awareness