Posts by Cora Elaine

Cora grew up in Texas and now resides in CO. She is a classically trained former symphony musician who now works in the corporate realm. Writing, hiking, spending time with animals, and volunteering are a few things she enjoys. She believes that many, unfairly and ignorantly, assume that all parents love and support their children. She hopes to bring hope, community, support, and resources to those who do not have the love and support that they deserve.

The Truth About Mr. S.: The Sexual Predator from My High School Band

TRIGGER WARNING: This post deals with accounts of sexual harassment and assault and may be triggering to some people.

“There can be a deep loneliness that comes from not having a family that has your back. I hope you can find supportive people who show up for you.” ~Laura Mohai

I feel and have felt extreme sadness, anger, isolation, and fear over several sexual harassments and assaults in my life.

The first time I was sexually assaulted I was seven. I was at a friend’s birthday pool party. My friend’s dad put his hand down my swimsuit and grabbed my …