When We Feel Broken by Stephanie Shott

2016-10-17T16:11:56+00:00 September 29th, 2014|Stephanie Shott|

When I was eight, I jumped into the deep end of a public pool where our friends had gathered for a party. Unfortunately, the swimming lessons I had taken three years prior were a distant memory and a forgotten skill. As I struggled to keep my head above water, I felt an arm reach around [...]

Broken No More by Stephanie Shott

2016-10-17T16:12:34+00:00 February 10th, 2014|Stephanie Shott|

  I understand what broken looks like and what broken feels like. It’s where I lived for far too many years. It defined me. You see, I was conceived as the result of a rape, so, I always knew that I wasn't just an unplanned or an unwanted pregnancy, I was a woman’s worst nightmare. [...]