Friday, May 30, 2008

My 15 Minutes of Fame

The radio documentary has an air date. For those of you who requested I'll be sending out an email with the details soon. There is at least one regular reader I'd love to pass the info on to so [if you're reading from southern Ontario] email me [writerchick62 AT yahoo DOT ca] if you like and I'll let you know the details. Otherwise, you may have figured it out from my posts and I'll leave it at that.

This week I had to speak up and share a few concerns I had about the piece with the producer. It's much easier for me to take the well worn path of "everything's fine" than risk god knows what by speaking my mind. I did speak my mind and then carried on. And the one line in the piece that was causing me no small amount of angst got edited out of the final mix. I've decided not to let my parents know when the piece airs. The first go round where I spoke to them about the abuse was hard enough. Hearing the piece will simply open up those wounded places again for them. So unless they ask when it's going to be on I won't be offering any information. There was a time when I would have enjoyed being in their face and forcing them to pay attention. Those days are gone. It sucks energy from my own healing journey, which is the only journey I have any control over.


Anonymous said...

Thankyou for your blog...again, and for the little snippet at the end about your parents. I had a pretty intense counseling session this week about them, and I still have fantasies about "getting in their face and making them pay attention" I am trying to let go of that. Control over my recovery, I really needed to hear that...thanks. I would really like you to e-mail me the link to the radio show at Thanks again!

Anonymous said...

What a relief to be able to share a concern and get it on the table rather than stewing about it alone. The way you see your parents now sure seems like healing to me. I am happy for you, ((((Hope)))).

Please let me know when the show will be airing.


owenswain said...

Thanks for the email with notice of the times of the program. I just realized I will be away at the Eucharistic Congress that very week so I have bookmarked my calendar for the following week and will look it up via the web site.

Peace be with you and bless you for the number of lives your 14 minutes will touch, many I think.

Sue said...

I'm glad you let me know with an email too. I think the stance you are taking with your parents is very mature and healthy. Good for you girl!