Monday, July 9, 2012

A Serious Side to Everyday Underwear - My First Guest Post

As you know, Everyday Underwear does have a serious side. We all live real lives and have real tragedies that occur within them. I have always planned to write about mine. Now that I'm officially titled a "writer," it's time.

My hope is not to just air my dirty laundry for all to see. My hope is that by talking about these things, someone else will be able to face their own fears, pain, and be able to unravel the ins-and-outs and loose threads of who they are.

In counseling, I realized just how much this one event shaped my entire existence. I proudly share with you my very first guest post about rape. I am warning you that if you are a sensitive or young reader, this might not be good subject matter for you. It isn't a humor piece, although I think the last line is pretty funny.

This subject matter will be in a book someday. I haven't written it. I don't have a book deal, agent, or publisher for this. It's just an idea that will someday soon flow from my fingertips along with my humorous content. If it weren't for humor, I honestly couldn't have made it through life and I will never stop writing humorous content, have no fear!

From my dear friend, Rachel Thompson's blog, RachelintheOC.com, I present:

Bad Things Come in Threes

13 comments:

  1. I agree about humor. Everyone needs it, and I recently drafted a blog post about how every book should have it. Very true!

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  2. Hi Cindy, I am going to read your guest post for sure. I'm impressed you're sharing something so devastating. Writing will heal and help others who have gone through this.
    On a different note, I have been bestowed my first blogger award, lucky me :) I have chosen your blog to pass on this award, The Illuminating Blogger Award. I'm sorry if you have already received it then opt for the NAP. LOL The link should you choose to accept (this mission) is http://foodstoriesblog.com/illuminating-blogger-award/

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  3. Oh my goodness, I laughed out loud at your comments - ha ha! I can't believe that is your first award! And yes, I accept it from you lovingly - I have not received that one before! ;0) I wasn't sure if anyone would give me another award after my post about awards, LOL. Thank you for your comments. You will be Woo-Hooed this Wednesday!

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  4. You are a strong, strong woman Ms. Brown. What that asshole got wasn't nearly enough - but I am so glad that your story is helping others. I can't even begin to imaging what it must be like . . .

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  5. Thank you. All of my experiences have shaped me into the person I am today - and most people are okay with that person. Not everybody, mind you, but most. I try to use all things as learning experiences.

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  6. Becky Green AaronsonJuly 9, 2012 at 4:22 PM

    Cindy, the strength you gain by sharing your story and helping others takes away every ounce of power your rapists ever had on you. I'm so proud of you for setting yourself free and also helping others do the same. You are one strong chiquita. And you are right, your last line is great!

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  7. Thank you, Becky. I'm good at humor writing, but there's a lot more to this strong chiquita! This just gives a glimpse. And there has to be a little humor in everything I do - hee hee! You know me!

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  8. Well I think you turned out just fine. Keep ono truckin', just like you have been!

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  9. selfexpressioneventsJuly 10, 2012 at 10:07 AM

    I just read your guest post and I commend you for being so courageous in sharing your story. The notion that your rapist was one of the "popular" kids and someone you were swooning for really struck my heart. Every woman can relate to what that means. I'm so sorry for what you lost.

    Thank you for visiting my blog.

    www.girlwithanewlife.com

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  10. I relate too well, Cindy - I know so well how difficult it is to 'come out' and openly air what is so deeply held a secret...may you find true, deep, lasting healing as you continue to process and face what has been such a horrifying secret for so long...

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  11. Oh Melody, I went through the counseling several years back and it was such a relief! I did traditional counseling with SAFE, combined with counseling at church and it helped me so much, I couldn't believe it! It helped unravel many mysteries and heal many wounds. I wish everyone could have as good of an experience as I did with counseling, but I know some do not. I held it in way too long! I don't recommend that to anyone ;0)

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  12. Thanks so much! I appreciate the comments. It was certainly an impactful event and I'm thankful that it was many years ago and that I received counseling to move past it a few years back. It's shocking how long a traumatic event can drag you down. I am much too happy a person for that!

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