An excerpt from my first book- the extended introduction

The extended introduction to my first book, which also serves as a basic summary. This book is a true story- my story. Thank you so much for taking the time to read this. Comments are welcome & appreciated. A Quick Word About Religion: I am a Christian and will discuss the role my faith has…

2020 Update:

Important: the email addresses I previously shared on here for anyone wishing to contact me are no longer active- I can be found on twitter @RoseKalemba and Instagram @FioreDelCuore if anyone wants to message me there to get my current email address.The main reason I’ve logged back into this account is because I’ve gotten so…

Nourishing and healing myself, body and soul 

Content warning* for the following: food/diet, body image, weight loss, eating disorders, physical and mental health issues, mention of fatphobia, racism + sexism in diet industry,  and rape trauma *Why use content warnings: as someone recovering from major depression, anxiety (specifically panic disorder with agoraphobia & severe social anxiety) & PTSD- & as someone who…

Some major changes in this blog

When I first created this blog, I had every intention to post several times a week, at the very least. Needless to say that didn’t happen, but I promise this blog is NOT abandoned. I may be absent a lot, but I still care about this blog & I am so very grateful to everyone…

Although it may appear so…

…this blog is NOT abandoned. I know I haven’t posted anything in over a year, & I am so sorry for that. I have a much-deepened respect & admiration for bloggers who are able to post frequently, despite the ups & downs of life. Things have been.. challenging, in a word. To be completely honest,…

What is rape? (Part Four)

*This is a post from 2013, updated in 2020 to correct outdated contact info I apologize for the delay surrounding the posts in the “What is rape?” four-part miniseries. I value timeliness and, most importantly, keeping my word so I planned to have each post up at the original time I said it would be…

New Year Post!

I want to wish all of you a Happy New Year. I know that I have big plans for this year, including focusing on the work-in-progress that is being a survivor. I’m realizing now that it isn’t something that happens on its own- it takes time. It also requires constant maintenance, because it can be easy to…

What is rape? (Part Three)

A Look At The Legal Definitions of Rape in Comparison To The Social Definitions (Part Three of Four) First and foremost, I am going to summarize what my study is all about. I’m also going to summarize the overall outline and message behind the four-part “What is rape?” miniseries. For this purpose, I am repeating…

What is rape? (Part Two)

A Look At The Legal Definitions of Rape in Comparison to The Social Definitions (Part Two of Four) Note- This post contains material that is shocking and disturbing. While it may be difficult, I ask that you please read the entire post. The results I obtained from my survey  brought a dark reality to my attention….

What is rape? (Part One)

A Look At The Legal Definitions of Rape in Comparison to The Social Definitions (Part One of Four) Note- This post contains material that is shocking and disturbing. While it may be difficult, I ask that you please read the entire post. The results I obtained from my survey  brought a dark reality to my attention….

All About My Book!

*This is a post from 2013, updated in 2020 to remove outdated contact info   What My Book Is And Why I Am Writing It   My book is 50% memoir, 50% % exposé. It is my story, and how I went from being a victim to being a survivor. It is a memoir because…

Welcome (Introduction Post)

*This is a post from 2013, updated in 2020 to correct outdated contact info I know that this post is quite lengthy, but it details everything you need to know to get the most out of this blog, and more. The post immediately following this one, titled “All About My Book” is an in-depth description…