Posts tagged "recovery"

On The Unhappy Anniversary Of My Rape

At the exact time that I'm writing this (8:30 a.m. ), on this exact day two years ago, I was reporting my rape. It had happened after midnight on March 10, 2013. I’ve been trying not to write about it too much, anymore, because I feel like I’ve said everything I need to say about…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 10, 2015

The Soapbox: Railing Against AA Does A Disservice To Those Trying To Get Sober

This post was originally published on After Party Chat and republished with permission. We’ve all got at least one Facebook friend who just can’t stand Alcoholics Anonymous and needs to let the world know it every chance that they get. I usually politely ignore them. But the latest anti-AA screed…
By: Melissa Petro / December 13, 2014

On Dylan Farrow, Being Triggered & Dealing With Trauma

I woke up the morning after feeling irritated, a clutching pain behind my eyes. Alert, but not wanting to do anything. There it was, that vague feeling of dis-ease, a familiar disconnection. It's difficult to admit how personally triggered I was by Dylan Farrow's open letter in The New York Times. I would rather…
By: Melissa Petro / February 4, 2014

Girl Talk: I’m Not A Recovering Alcoholic But I Act Like One

“She doesn’t drink,” my Mom said when someone offered me a glass of champagne at my sister’s wedding last summer. “Mom!” I hissed. “Can you say ‘She doesn’t like to drink’? People are going to think I’m a recovering alcoholic!” But after nodding no time and again to waiters coming around to refill wine and…
By: Jennifer Garam / January 20, 2012

Eminem Costars With Rihanna, Megan Fox, And Dominic Monaghan In “Love The Way You Lie”

Eminem has a new video featuring the latest track off his Recovery album, "Love the Way You Lie." The mini-movie stars actress Megan Fox and actor Dominic Monaghan as two lovers in a relationship that's too hot to handle. Rihanna sings the hook while the couple's love turns into abuse and…
By: Susannah Breslin / August 6, 2010