WATCH “RWISA” WRITE Showcase Tour ~ Stephanie Collins (26)

If you read nothing else today, please take a few minutes to read this short piece from RWISA author, Stephanie Collins. Honest and thought-provoking, it will stay with you long after you finish reading.

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Day 26 of the RWISA author blog tour! Today I’m very happy to be hosting Stephanie Collins, who writes with insight and compassion, from personal experience of familial trauma and abuse.

(Be sure to click the link at the end of this piece for more information about  Stephanie and her work)

Guilt, Shame and Fear

by Stephanie Collins


“I can’t stand the feeling of being out of control, so I’ve never had any interest in trying drugs or alcohol,” I mused.

“You sure seemed to have an interest when you were younger,” Dad informed me. He responded to my perplexed look before I had a chance to deny his claim. “What? You don’t remember trying pot? Let’s see. It was about 1975. That would have made you five, right? I remember it like it was yesterday. It was a summer afternoon. I walked into the living room and found…

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  1. Stephanie Collins · August 26, 2017

    Thank you very much for hosting, Rhani! Take care and have a wonderful weekend! 🙂


    • Rhani D'Chae · August 27, 2017

      You’re most welcome, Stephanie. I love your story. It says a lot about you that you were able to tell it.


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