I recently discovered the website, “Crappy Childhood Fairy”, Anna Runkle’s quest to help others, like herself, deal with their childhood trauma. I first found her by accident on YouTube when spiraling down the rabbit hole of the web. I related to her immediately, laughed at her levity, and admired her…

A small pinch in my left deltoid on 12-21-20 marks, what I hope is an end to the death, sickness, and pettiness that has enshrouded this country since early 2020.

That small injection, one of two, represents not only an end to this years ongoing nightmare with the virus, but…

Happy 2021! (We can only hope). If 2020 were any kind of indicator, we are in for a wild ride. This last year was, by far, the weirdest year of my life. …

In the newly released movie Wonder Woman 1984, Gal Gadot and Kristin Wigg, in their respective roles as Wonder Woman and Barbara should have been lovers, not enemies. Why does the motion picture industry have to ruin potentially strong women’s friendships and/or relationships and pit them against each other.?

It…

cynthia douglas-ybarra

Writing resistance and hope in the face of trauma and institutionalized oppression.

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