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Mona Bethke

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May 31, 2017 – Emotions Like Tectonic Plates

When the heart is heavy, it feels like the earth is constantly moving underfoot. It becomes difficult to stay in a positive, healthy state of mind, and move forward unencumbered by the pains of empathizing too much. From a young […]

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May 29, 2017 – Dear Diary

At the age of 11, I begged my mom for a diary. I wanted to start saving my thoughts, poems, and ideas. My days in the closet had ended about a year before that, so I felt it would be […]

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Thanks to a beautiful, young, brown-skinned, blind and deaf man, I had a moment of clarity

My posts for this blog have always been about honesty and self-discovery. It makes no sense to seek answers to questions that make the mind spin if honesty is not an integral part of the process. I’ve been hitting the […]

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What perpetuates Rape Culture?

Read this article By now, most of you have heard about the Steubenville, OH rape case. I’ve mulled this over for several days as I was not sure how I wanted to approach this rant. So, here you go… “Two […]

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Sexuality versus violence…

I’ve often wondered where the logic of the fear of sex comes from.  Clearly our society has become desensitized to violence enough to deem it a normal part of our everyday lives. Have you ever noticed how movies that have […]

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