Cult Life: Why Some Victims Don’t Leave And How To Understand Why Some Victims Don’t Leave

For dozens of years, people have tried to understand the mentality of those who rule over cults, and those who follow the leader. The texts on the psychology of cult behaviour are entirely endless. Everything from Heaven's Gate to NXIVM has inspired television shows, films, and soft-core porn. (no seriously this happens and EW Hollywood, … Continue reading Cult Life: Why Some Victims Don’t Leave And How To Understand Why Some Victims Don’t Leave

This is Going To Be Harder Than I Thought: The Responsibilities of Being a Public Figure Are So Much Easier To Judge…When It’s Not You

"Hey, Devon, What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?" "The Loud Mouth Brown Girl"....."Are You Sure?" I didn't realize when I started this website, - or maybe I did and didn't take into consideration - the fact that there would be total strangers, who I would meet, who would say things like … Continue reading This is Going To Be Harder Than I Thought: The Responsibilities of Being a Public Figure Are So Much Easier To Judge…When It’s Not You

How To Start an Anti-Gang Unit and Have It Be Successful

First and foremost you have to understand that I am fully aware that city officials across the globe are filled with the kinds of pressure I couldn't begin to understand in a billion trillion years. But I do understand addiction, and what is needed for those who use drugs without being able to function in … Continue reading How To Start an Anti-Gang Unit and Have It Be Successful

Dear Teenagers, Stop Being Assholes to Each Other

When I was sixteen, a crazy bitch held a knife to my neck and literally held me, hostage, for the lunch hour. I was supposed to go to her house for lunch, but instead, she decided she wanted to lecture me on how she was so much better than me. She had another girl there … Continue reading Dear Teenagers, Stop Being Assholes to Each Other

Trauma Therapy Should Be A Part of Your Medical Disability

I don't have access to trauma therapy. I have a psych nurse who will repeat herself five times in the same conversation, and an amazing Psychiatrist who will listen to me ramble, before offering me pills, but when it comes to trauma? I'm handling that largely on my own. I might be much further ahead, … Continue reading Trauma Therapy Should Be A Part of Your Medical Disability