What the Gov. Cuomo Situation Teaches Us: Harassment Still Treated Differently Than Other Crimes

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Society must start treating sexual harassment victims with the same respect given to victims of non-sexual crimes. Regardless of whether New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is guilty or innocent of sexual harassment in the workplace, the reaction to the accusations against him are the latest proof that society assigns a different value to sexual harassment … Continue reading What the Gov. Cuomo Situation Teaches Us: Harassment Still Treated Differently Than Other Crimes

HAHG Blog Tour: Day 4

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Day 4 of the Horseshoes and Hand Grenades Blog Tour takes us to the U.K. where we visit with Adele, a "crafty reader." Guest Post on Kraftireader Adele at the Kraftireader book review blog graciously allowed me space to let readers in on why I chose to portray more subtle, “lesser abuse” of an everyday … Continue reading HAHG Blog Tour: Day 4

Childhood Emotional Pain is the Source of Some Chronic Adult Physical Pain

Connection between emotional and physical pain depicted by woman in chronic pain lying on black floor #metoo

Driving home in the car two days ago, surfing the radio stations per usual, I caught an NPR story about the connection between emotional and physical pain in adults suffering from chronic "medically unexplained pain” like Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and fibromyalgia. The notion that emotional and physical distress and pain are all connected will … Continue reading Childhood Emotional Pain is the Source of Some Chronic Adult Physical Pain

Samantha Bee Does It Again

Gotta love Samantha Bee! She provides a forum for workplace sexual harassment victims who also happen to be stellar animators to tell their story how? With animation of course! The strength in numbers / sisterhood part of the story is truly inspiring. Pause if needed while watching to fully appreciate the drawings. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=387&v=KmNnNKIMxQg

Day One

email saying my novel is being published

Today marks the very quiet, unpublicized launch of the S.M. Stevens author website and blog. It's being kept quiet because there is little to say, except for this one thing: MY NOVEL IS BEING PUBLISHED!!!!! Pardon the emphasis, but other aspiring writers know of what I exclaim. TouchPoint Press is going to publish my first … Continue reading Day One