trust broken dysfunctional family on the fly youth 

Hey, Print This One, Too!

  This year I will celebrate eight years of writing with this website.   When I originally started this site, I called it Emotional Violence, a line from the song, “Leave in Silence” by Depeche Mode. I focused on writing about my younger years and the battles I encountered with my dysfunctional family, mainly with my mother, whom I named Mom-ster for my stories. Now, when I say “stories”, these are not fictional – these things truly happened to me, and are from my perspective. Ironically, one phrase Mom-ster used…

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imposter syndrome poser dysfunctional family musings 

Poser: Impostor Syndrome

Poser /ˈpōzər/ noun a person who acts in an affected manner in order to impress others. synonyms: exhibitionist, poseur, posturer, fake   Rewind back to the 1980’s with me… Remember calling those fakes who would come to the clubs or shows a poser? That was the ultimate insult in the scene! Fast forward to today… Ever since I got an email last week telling me that a piece of my art made it past the jury selection and is going to be in The Detroit Dirty Show (International Erotic Art Exhibition),…

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classic alternative dysfunctional family life music new wave youth 

Morticia

Being a teenager who was into punk and goth in the late 1980’s wasn’t as commonplace as it is today. I was labeled a freak, and being that freak teenager under the roof of my Mom-ster was bravery at its finest. Finding my individuality and voice – and keeping it – was important to me; I did all I could to keep it and most of all, my sanity. My style, as my musical taste, was a menagerie of punk rock, post-punk, new wave, dark wave and classic alternative. I loved wearing black –…

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