Month: June 2014

I Am A Woman Who Survived.

The Manifest-Station

Jen here. I have a broken foot as many of you know, so I am giving the site all my attention right now. I am over the moon with the posts these days! Pinching myself! Today’s essay is one I hope you will read and share and help me make viral. This is so well-written, so important. Anyone, and I mean anyone, who has known abuse- you are not alone. And you don’t need to stay. Janine Canty, you blew me away with this beautifully nuanced and heartbreaking piece.

I Am A Woman Who Survived. By Janine Canty.

Every October I wear a purple ribbon.

It represents women who have lost their lives to senseless violence. It represents men and children who have lost their lives to senseless violence. It represents people who died too young, with most of their words still inside them. It represents the empty place at…

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Write about the most precious thing you’ve ever lost.

Middle school is tough for most. I, along with others, was searching for myself. During that time I gained so much, but I equally lost a lot. 

I made new friends, discovered new interests, and grew up little by little. However, it’ll always be painful to remember those times because I lost a dear friend. Yes, friends come and go but I could have done things differently. I wonder how he’s doing. Will we ever come across one another? I never thanked him or told him that I truly appreciated his friendship. 

Although there isn’t much to be done about the past, it’s good to hold on to those memories so that we don’t make the same choices again and again. 

I hope my dear friend lives happily; I wish I can see him at least once.