The Silence is Deafening

Speak the truth, even if your voice shakes!

  It’s been almost one year since I publicly outed my childhood abuser. Her name is Clare Hreshcak and she is my mother. There are no preparation guides to outing one’s abuser and little knowledge as to what a victim of sexual, physical, and emotional abuse should expect as a response to such a striking […]

The Musical That Lives in the Mouth of the Monongahela River


“Wake up sweetheart, it’s Christmas morning, your dad is going to jail.” – Sergeant. My father and I are living in our home town, a small steel-mill town outside of Pittsburgh that boomed back in the early 60′s but dissolved into a poor hole in the earth where one can’t shop for clothes, but can […]