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    3 Questions - A Vaisakhi Reflection

    Vaisakhi is a day of wonder and a day of awe.  While your email and social media explodes with "Happy Vaisakhi" messages, we hope at some time during the day you take a minute to reflect on what it means to you, your children and community, as well as your foremothers and forefathers.  What is our present? How will it determine our future? And what would generations of Sikhs past think of us?
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    They Turned Him Into a Saint...But I Know Who He Was

    Original Link that describes the project I would like to share my story. My father molested me for years. He's been dead 8 years now so my family has turned him into somewhat of a saint. It's all about don't talk bad about the dead. The earliest I can remember is 8 or 9 but I'm pretty sure it was my whole life. My father would make inappropriate comments about my breast size and no one seemed to think that was weird. Then it got to him grabbing them as "play." Then he would sneak into my room in the mornings and rub his body up on mine. When I would get home from school he would trap me in my room and come lay down on top of me and grind on top of me. I tried telling my mom when I was 13 about how I didn't like him touching me but she yelled at me and said that's your dad he wouldn't do anything like that. So right then I decided ok no one's gonna believe me. So I turned into a very angry individual. 
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