Poetry: The little Girl and Boy

By Monica C. Voskamp   Little girl so terrified to make a sound, Little girl doing her best to hide. Little boy frightened deep inside, Little boy confused by love denied.   Little girl, little boy They learned to survive. But little girl, little boy never Learned to thrive.   Little girl, heart wrapped up [...]

Decoding Religion: my journey of escape.

By Monica C. Voskamp Self Care. Self care isn't selfish.  It was the first thing I learned in my first counseling session.  It's ridiculous to think caring for your one irreplaceable self would be considered selfish...sinful. My religion mindset told me otherwise. I was terrified to be doing something sinful. In 2006, I knew I [...]