Saturday, June 25, 2011

A Story Of Incest And Healing - Guest Post At Bongo Is Me Blog

My second guest blog article of the week appeared today at the blog of Bongo Is Me.  Bonnie has put a Trigger Warning on the post.  Apparently it needs one from the comments that I got this morning.  Here is what Bonnie says about my post and me.

"This is the Eleventh in a series of guest posts .....it's about real struggle..real life...real pain...and getting through to the other side....thank you to all my guests for helping me find my voice....
This woman Patricia Singleton writes an amazing blog about her journey through incest and how she survives today..she shares her courageous story here..
I am honored to have her here..Please show Patricia the love and encouragement you have to me..."

Bonnie, thank you so much for asking me to do a guest blog article for you.  I appreciate the opportunity.

The name of my blog article is A Story Of Incest And Healing.  The link to this article is


This is one of the most difficult posts that I have ever written.  According to the first comments on the Bongo Is Me Blog, reading my guest post caused three people to cry.  I cried reading their comments.  The last two blog posts have both been guest blog articles and have been the hardest for me to write.  Both pulled the feelings out of me that I felt on Father's Day.  I felt vulnerable and raw.  Both of those articles are the first time that I have ever recorded in writing the details of my first two remembered experiences  of incest.  Approach both of them with caution if you are an incest survivor. They are not easy reading.
Patricia

Related Posts:

Guest Post At S.A.S.S.U Sexual Assault Survivors Standing
@ http://patriciasingleton.blogspot.com/2011/06/guest-post-at-sassu-sexual-assault.html

Today Is Father's Day
@ http://patriciasingleton.blogspot.com/2011/06/today-is-fathers-day.html

6 comments:

Susan said...

Patricia; your courage in telling this story (the bongo post) is amazing. I'm so so sorry that you as that little girl had to experience these violations. And I"m so glad I get to know you and hear your healing journey and see you spread the light and love around so generously.

In such overwhelming gratitude.

Susan Ks

Patricia Singleton said...

Susan, Thank you so much for your words of comfort and support. I am glad that I also have had the opportunity to count you as one of my friends. We are both lightworkers in different areas of healing needed by our world so desperately.

astridetal said...

Patricia, I agree with Susan. You are so courageous for having shared your story and how you got through it all. I discovered your blog only a few days ago through the carnival against child abuse, and you are very inspirational and strong.

Patricia Singleton said...

Astridetal, thank you. I haven't had a chance to read any of the Carnival Against Child Abuse for June yet. I only submitted one article to it this time because I was busy working on this article and the guest article that I did for SASSU with the incidences of incest that happened several weeks before my dad started molesting me. Then Father's Day, I had a really hard time with this year. I hope you will return and read more. Thank you for this visit.

Colleen said...

Great articles. Definitely difficult to read but good to know I am not alone.
You know how I feel - all of us who can need to keep telling our stories for all of those who can't. Hugs.

Patricia Singleton said...

Colleen, thank you. I just left a comment on your blog too. These recent articles were difficult for me to write and to feel everything that came up. I agree that we have to keep telling our stories for all of those who can't and to open the door to others who can but are afraid. Thank you for taking this journey with me.