Why I Didn’t Report

Harty asks the same question again and again, with a new answer each time. Why I didn’t report? “There are too many reasons.” Through writing that is open, gentle, and direct, Harty examines years of his own silence after experiencing childhood...

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...

When the Voiceless Whisper

Sometimes the places where we hope to find the most safety turn out to offer safety and recovery in some areas but not in others. Even organizations that have a reputation for being very helpful and healing can be places where harm occurs. Silver Damsen bravely speaks...

My Voice

Dr. Reverend Barbara Edema has been a frequent contributor to Awakenings publications, and we’re pleased to share more of her encouraging, affirming message. In this piece, Barbara speaks to the ways in which survivors can often find it difficult to share their...

Out of the Night that Covers Me

Bobbie Groth is a familiar voice to Awakenings. Her funny and touching memoir, Gifts From Her Table, is currently being serialized with Awakened Voices. She also has visual art work in our gallery as a part of the current Our Bodies Remember exhibit. Now, Bobbie...