About an Onion Girl

This is a mostly anonymous blog. Please respect that. I say things here I can’t say to people who know me. I started it because I realized that in all my other methods of journaling and communicating, I felt like there were things I couldn’t say. There were things that I felt were too harsh, too raw for me to share with people who know me. I didn’t want to put that on people.

So if you’re here, you’re choosing to be here, and thank you. You’re welcome to read, comment, whatever. This is a place of healing and change, however, so I’ll just delete incredibly inflammatory or disgusting comments out of hand – likely without even giving them a good read through.

Who am I? I’m female, bisexual, pagan. I have mental health issues, triggers, and a history with childhood sexual abuse, as well as physical abuse. I’m creative. I sing, I write, I make up worlds and characters and people. I am an activists for a lot of different causes, and someday I hope to be a mother. I’m not sure that any of that defines me, but it’s a start.

Welcome.


12 Responses to “About an Onion Girl”

  1. I love your site. Keep it up !

  2. Nice to find your blog, Onion girl. Your blog is a bit of a mirror to me. I’m Pagan, and a survivor, a musician/artist/writer and an activist too. I also blog anonymously so that I can say what I want. My blog is at http://www.sworddancewarrior.wordpress.com in case it’s a mirror to you too. Blessed be.

    • Thank you very much for stopping in. I’d love to read more; though I have followed Butterfly’s blog to yours in the past. Thank you for the invitation, however, and I’ll be sure to read more. Perhaps we can be sword dancing onion mirrors together.

  3. I am quite vocal about my incest story and issues and anybody that cares to know me knows the truth about my issues. That is why I started my blog almost two years ago—to reach out to other incest survivors. Thanks for having the courage to write about your own story and issues. Courage doesn’t come easy to us.

  4. It was nice reading this. As you probably know by my last comment on your blog entry, I am a male survivor of horrific sexual(incest), emotional, physical and ritualistic abuse at the hands of my “Dad”, as well as some others. I too have mental issues, I am Autistic, PTSD, OCD, GAD, panic attacks, triggers, night terrors, flashbacks, etc., etc. I really want to read more about you, I am moving and unpacking, but I did blog roll you and I am going to sit down once I have everything in order and read you from beginning to now. 😉

    ~V

  5. oh wow, you sound a lot like me! except i haven’t been sexually abused thus far.

    sounds like a good blog! i’ll be reading 🙂

  6. Dear Onion Girl,
    Thank you for sharing such a deeply personal story with us all. I know that while sometimes re-telling the events that have happened to you can be painful it also helps to heal the wounds by no longer keeping the “secret”. I am writing to you today to introduce you to a newly formed non-profit called the Let Go…Let Peace Come In Foundation. Our mission at the LGLPCI Foundation is to help heal and support adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Currently we are actively seeking adult survivors who would be willing to post their story, a childhood photo (to help maintain anonymity) and caption, or their creative expressions to our website http://www.letgoletpeacecomein.org. WE hope that by “showing” the world that the effects of childhood sexual abuse reach into every corner of society we can not only raise awareness and break the secret silence that plagues over 60 million people in the US alone, but also show grant makers that there is a need to assist survivors with trauma therapy as the foundation intends to do. Please take a moment to visit our site and consider posting. Your courage and support will inspire survivors across the globe and show them that they are not alone.

    Thank you again for your courage and your story.

    Warmest Regards,
    Gretchen Paules
    Administrative Director
    Let Go…Let Peace Come In Foundation
    111 Presidential Blvd., Suite 212
    Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004

    • Greetings,

      I’m… Considering this. I’m sorry I haven’t replied sooner. But I am considering it, and I’d like to let you know soon. I am unfortunately very distinctive among my family and friends as a child (I have bright red hair and recognizable body scars in most pictures), but recently, I came out to everyone I know about it.

      Thank you for your request, and I will definitely get back to you soon – hopefully in a day or two.

      Oniongirl

      • Oniongirl,
        Thank you for your consideration. I would have written you sooner, but I wasn’t at a computer over the weekend where I could access the website. I apologize for my delay in responding. The courage you have shown by just starting this blog is an inspiration in itself. Please email me directly at gretchen@letgoletpeacecomein.org if I can be of any assistance.

        Gretchen

  7. in some ways, you could be me. our story is so similar.
    know that you are not alone.
    we are strong together. and we WILL prevail.

  8. Hello Onion Girl [love the name]

    Your blog is great, i am glad to read that I am not the only one who gets nasty comments now and again Ugh.

    Keep on keeping on x

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