Exploring the Impact of Violence on Family

My most personal writing to date is about intimate partner violence and its affect on children and their aspirations.

“Tell Your Sons” began as an essay reflecting on an experience with a person who saw my flaws were the result of my mother’s influence rather than that of a masculine role model. It became something in which I understood my experience as colored by growing up around violence.

On Father’s Day (which I just learned was here), I decided to write something I never thought I’d write, to encourage fathers to talk with sons about respect, emotions and gratitude.

Find it here as well as as a repost on Feminist Current.