May 12, 2009
Tell Me What Kind of Blog Carnival You Want
Anyway, I think I'll have the carnival edition run on Friday, May 29 with a submission deadline of Wednesday, May 27. You can submit a post anytime, using the handy submission form here.
As far as an edition theme goes, since this is right after Memorial Day, maybe we should have a theme about "In memory of...our old victim status," or we could focus on memories and flashbacks. Or, we could talk about Mother's Day and how that holiday is difficult for survivors. We could talk about motherless children. We could focus on creating new families and becoming parents ourselves. Any ideas? What would you like to focus on?
I really like parents day. For me Father's day is totally the hardest.
Linylou: Thanks for visiting. There is so much attention on Mother's Day; I think we should discuss Father's Day and its challenges. I'm sorry it's so hard for you. I'm sure you're not alone.
But, I'll come over and see which one we're talking about.
could you explain the theme a little bit more for me? (i'm a little duhhhh LMBO). i am thinking of participating if i could, but am unsure of "memorial...of our old victim status"? could you clarify that for me?
been reading ur blog and ur site lately...been stuck at home with my bad back. thinking of putting my time to good use and updating some stuff for myself, thought i'd try and write something for this too.
hope u are well,
I think what I meant about the memorial thing and victim status is that we can choose to be survivors-turning-thrivers and put our victim status to rest, so to speak. We can think of our childhood abuse as simply a memory, but not as charged as it was before therapy and/or healing.
But, that's just a theme idea and nobody's bound by it. We still have our regular submission categories every month: Survivor Stories; Aftermath; Poetry; In-The-News; Advocacy & Awareness; and Healing & Therapy. So you can submit for the theme or go with one of the six categories. Happy writing! :)