Taboo Topics 2017-04-28T06:25:53+00:00

TABOO TOPICS

Taboo Topics is a series dedicated to sharing stories from real live people [mostly who i know] on real life issues, situations or experiences that are seldom spoken about for various reasons. So far the topics that have been addressed [with links to all the stories] are the following:

Abortion

Addiction

Adoption

Cancer

Dealing with the Grief of losing Someone you Love

Eating Disorders

Fostering a Child

Infertility

Living with Disabilities/Special Needs

Losing a Baby

Marriage [when it’s not been easy]

Mental Health

Parents of Young Children [where it hasn’t all been easy and fun and struggle free]

Pornography and Masturbation

Sex in Marriage

Singleness

Vegetarianism

I hope these will be of encouragement to you and to friends and family who you know who have been through similar things – please feel free to share the stories or send links to people who you think might appreciate them.

love brett “fish” [brettfish@hotmail.com]

Taboo Topics: Living with Bipolar 2 – meet Claudia Klaase

By | October 23rd, 2017|Categories: inspire-ations, pain and Hope, Taboo Topics, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

My friend Claudia bravely shares some of her journey with Bipolar2: 15 is far too young to decide to stand on a railway track and end it all. But if you felt like the world [...]

Taboo Topics: Parents of young children – Meet Geraldine Walsh

By | July 14th, 2017|Categories: family, pain and Hope, Taboo Topics, things to wrestle with|Tags: , , , , |

i am so grateful to my friend Geraldine Walsh, who recently joined the @AFrikkinHashtag Hashtagging team on Twittter for sharing such a vulnerable story about her time as a new mom as well as [...]

Taboo Topic: Mental Illness [schizophrenia] – meet Hilary Mushambi (nee Peer)

By | May 3rd, 2017|Categories: pain and Hope, Taboo Topics, thorts of other people|Tags: , , |

i am so super grateful for another brave person sharing a story that deals with mental illness as i imagine this has to be something that makes you feel cut off from society at large, [...]

Taboo Topic: Mental Illness – the tattoo

By | April 28th, 2017|Categories: Taboo Topics, thorts of other people|Tags: , , , , , |

This post is from a good friend of mine who asked to remain anonymous. It is such a powerful glimpse into the behind-the-scenes struggles of someone struggling with mental illness and really gave me a [...]

Taboo Topic: Living with Special Needs – meet Sarah, mother of Keller [Autism]

By | January 31st, 2017|Categories: family, inspire-ations, Taboo Topics, thorts of other people|Tags: , , |

When we moved to South Africa seven years ago, being an American family and transplanting ourselves into the middle of a new country, new culture, and living in a township community, we knew there would [...]

Taboo Topics: Singleness – Meet Simangele Mabena

By | January 26th, 2017|Categories: relationships, Taboo Topics, thorts of other people|Tags: , , |

Things started changing when I was in Montreal in 2012. I distinctly remember walking along the beautiful historic buildings enjoying the sunshine when I heard a voice, “You can’t do this anymore”. Do what? I [...]

Taboo Topic: Living with Special Needs – meet Karen, mother of Tim [Aspergers Syndrome]

By | January 23rd, 2017|Categories: family, inspire-ations, Taboo Topics, thorts of other people|Tags: , |

So I offered to write something for Brett about parenting a child with Aspergers, and I immediately went blank. What do I know? Sure, Tim, my son is nearly 16, and he has Aspergers. But [...]

Taboo Topics: Parents of young children – Meet Hilary Mushambi

By | January 18th, 2017|Categories: family, inspire-ations, Taboo Topics, thorts of other people|Tags: , , , |

I’m. So. Tired. And I’m scared. Scared to admit how hard I find it. Scared to let people in to see my struggle. Scared of the judgment I expect to see. Because I knew motherhood [...]

Taboo Topics: Parents of young children – Meet Christie Mae Roberts

By | January 17th, 2017|Categories: family, pain and Hope, Taboo Topics, thorts of other people|Tags: , |

Parenting is the hardest thing I have ever done. That’s stating the obvious, right? I mean, one can’t open Facebook without finding a meme that involves children and the need for copious amounts of wine [...]

Taboo Topic: When Marriage is Hard – meet Catherine and Alastair

By | January 12th, 2017|Categories: marriage, relationships, Taboo Topics, thorts of other people|Tags: , , |

Marriage can be amazing. But it is not always the easiest of things. My friend Catherine shares some of her journey with Alastair: “So how’s married life treating you?” My husband and I look at [...]