La hantise du secret : poèmes écrits suite à un viol
It is said that, worldwide, one in five women will be a victim of rape or attempted rape at least once in her life. Only in Quebec, 1 in 3 women have been sexually abused after the age of 16. The magnitude of this crime is just beginning to be recognized. These poems were written for a therapeutic purpose and also in the hope of helping other victims to put words on their feelings. It is time to encourage victims to break the silence.
Larmes d'espoir : Une enfance brisée
"Mom looks at me from the top of her long legs and eternal jeans. She does not really see me. Do I exist? Is my existence only an illusion of mine? I believe not, since I think. It is only my mother who doubts of my existence. The only thing she knows exist was herself, her feelings. She sees through me. I am no longer her daughter. I am dust, barely larger than the dust bunnies under her bed. She sings. Once she saw her dreams crumbling down, she turned all of her focus on herself. She did not hear nor see anything else. Her ears and eyes lost their proper function. She thought it was better that way. Some sort of protective mechanism. If she saw the reality, she was going to go mad."
Il était une fois...Une anthologie de contes merveilleux
An anthology of famous and less famous fairy tales: The Little Mermaid, The Twelve Swans, The Princess and the Pea, Cinderella, Snow White, Blue Beard, Beauty and the Beast, Blue Bird, The Yellow Dwarf, and many others.
The Fallen Queen
Marie wanted to be as good as her mother wanted. Since her older brother was diagnosed with autism, she is considered a "normal" child. In other words, she feels she must be perfect in every way, which soon turns out to be a haunting task. Desperate for love and to make sense of her mother's contradictory behaviors and spiritual changes (from her mother's infidelities and alcoholism to a strict religious cult, and back again), Marie starts a friendship with a make belief friend, Ana. Ana is beautiful, loving, all-knowing and lives in an older version of Marie's house. Ana is the best friend one could hope for...that is until she encourages you to pursue a life threatening path.
Princess Stories (English only)
An anthology of famous and less famous tales. These are my favourites.