The Level of My Self-Esteem

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The Ms. Blog will be publishing a series of posts detailing the impact of domestic violence, including personal essays and more, throughout the month. Sitting here, cradling my baby in my arms, it is hard to imagine the life I once lived. The violence is etched in my brain, a tremor […]

Ode to My Father–And Against Violence

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Twenty-five years ago to this day, August 26, 1986, my father was murdered in his law office by a former woman client who had stalked him and repeatedly asked him to run away with her. He had rejected her offers, brushing her off as “that crazy Linda.” But on this day, when he turned her […]