On torture and Otto Warmbier

It’s been a horrible couple of days for me personally for personal and work-related reasons (when your day to day is guaranteed to include reading about the torture of mentally ill women or the trafficking of children for organs, it can be hard to tell when you need a break or a breakdown). Apparently there’s […]

The Importance of Ritual in Over Coming PTSD

Many people who suffer from PTSD also have pre-existing personality “issues” such as OCD behaviour, social phobia, etc., which seems to play a part in their job vocations. Let’s face it; a person who is OCD is likely to be more contentious about their work, and pay more attention to fine details, while a person […]

Nothing Like An Anniversary…..

Next Monday marks the thirteenth anniversary of my first encounter with human traffickers. There’s really not much point in going into the story behind that run in, except to state unequivocally that the day in question essentially shaped the rest of my life, and is when I began both physical training and researching in earnest. […]

The Silent Genocide

The other day my mom asked me about my opinion regarding Autism Speaks. You should first understand that I spent most of my life completely unaware that I had autism, and it was really only after learning that this was the case that life began to make any sense at all.  My dad taught me […]

Darkweb Shopping

STERN:   “Whoever saves one life saves the world entire.” “In one of the last scenes in the film, as Schindler prepares to flee from the Allies, the Schindlerjuden give Schindler a gold ring made from gold fillings, engraved with the above quotation from the Talmud, the book of Jewish law. After the Allied victory, Schindler is […]

Vanity, the Venus Effect, and the Observer

As near as I can tell, Vanity is wishing to reflect oneself as best they can. Last night a good friend of mine on Facebook who I haven’t spoken to in ages PM’d me to ask me about clothing and modesty, because I had posted about a legal code for testifying females which is being passed or […]

Life As a Woman Online

I don’t go out very often because I deal with severe social anxiety and depression as a result of my time on the Training Floor and repeated injuries – it often seems as though my entire life is dedicated simply to physio, walking the dog, writing, or sleeping – but when I do go out, […]