Didn't have time to write this weekend, so I offer these materials instead.
Brad Pitt Talks Divorce, Quitting Drinking, and Becoming a Better Man
From this article, Carrie saw a lot of me in Brad Pitt. Doesn't everyone already?
Kafka’s Remarkable Letter to His Abusive and Narcissistic Father
Reading it triggered me because of how similar my experience was. Victims experience different things based on where the narcissism comes from: parents, siblings, extended family, grandparents, partners, coworkers. If you're looking for an alternative take on my relationship with my dad, this article was too real for me to read completely.
The Realities of Going No Contact with Abusive Family
I got thrown for a loop when I visited my extended family in LA regarding why I cut contact with my immediate family. This article grounded me in why I'm entitled to protect myself.
CJSW Presents Listener Appreciation Week Special Edition 2
My portion comes in around the 40 minute mark and goes for 15 minutes. We talk about surviving trauma and navigating the health system.