Kintsugi; precious scars

What does it mean to feel broken, and how is it possible to rebuild? After sexual violence made her family feel broken, Dreen Lucky examines that brokenness with gentleness and an element of forgiveness towards herself. By incorporating kintsugi, the Japanese art of...

Breaking; Not Yet Broken

There is a difference between breaking and brokenness, between a splinter of pain and falling to pieces. Susanna Penfield explores the nuances of hurt in her life after sexual violence, acknowledging her splinters but still resolute in her sense of self. While we can...

Prompting

It’s normal to feel isolated right now, or scared, or worried, or unsure of what’s going to happen next, or whatever it is that you’re feeling. Chances are, one of us is feeling it too. We’re all navigating unprecedented times, and we’re doing our best to work through...

Letter from Executive Director Laura Kinter

We wanted to give our community a different kind of update. Not another announcement of closure and cancellation. Not another “stay healthy!” If you’re like me, my inbox, phone, and mind have been flooded with the bleak reality that this time of illness and isolation...

Intentions

Reverend Dr. Barbara Edemea returns to The Nightingale with a series of positive intentions celebrating belief in one another, oneself, and our community of survivors. These intentions are at once universal and specific–with a “he” and a...