Women's Issues

Domestic Abuse: The survivor of an early, abusive marriage, I want to bring awareness to this widespread problem, particularly the insidious non-violent variety most people don't recognize as abuse. This page takes you to journal entries that tell my story, a checklist to help determine whether a relationship is abusive, tips for planning an escape, and a Hall of Shame: Husbands Behaving Badly.

Pregnancy Loss: Like many women (including protagonist Rita Byrne in my novel, Old Fabric, New Patterns), I have experienced multiple miscarriages and found my friends unsure how to help me heal from them. This page takes you to an essay about pregnancy loss, advice for what to say to a grieving mother, and links to information about miscarriage and stillbirth.