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The Good Kind of Guilty

Written By:  Anne Albert “How do you, the jury, find the defendant?” asks the judge, after two hours of deliberation. The room was silent. The only sound was the jurors breathing a sigh of relief as they sat in their chairs. It was all going to be over soon. A...

Two Years and Counting

  “And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight inside the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”– Anais Nin A lot can happen in two years.  A lot of bad things.  A lot of bad things can happen in one year, or 6 months (as...

More Than A Statistic

Dedication:  To all women and men that have fallen victim to any kind of assault. Written by: Anne Albert In my family, we are Christians and are taught you must be married to have sex. It is a sin otherwise. My vow to God was to wait until I was of age and readiness...

Peeing in the Dark

  I’ve been having panic attacks recently.  Full-on vomiting, hyper ventilating, wailing in the street panic attacks.  The acute trigger most recently has been school uncertainty.  My town, which I love, cannot get its act together to decide if and when my kids...

Survivor

Sophomore in college, I transferred from a small to a very large university in my home town. I was so excited for my future and to meet new people and reconnect with old friends. Over Halloween weekend, I went to a fraternity party with a group of students. At one...