Welcome!

Have a look around. There is a lot of information here. This is a collaborative effort among many people who have been victimized, across states and in some cases, across oceans. We have experienced all sorts of responses to our situations, some good, some helpful, some not so good. There are legal and medical stories here, mental health stories, parenting stories. It’s a lot and it could easily overwhelm you. It’s okay. This will be here. Keep coming back. “How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time,” as the saying goes. What is most pressing for you right now? Legal issues? Your children’s health and well-being? Physically escaping? Daily living basics? Start there. Use the navigation bar at the top.

Let us know if you need help finding something: feathersaflame@gmail.com.

Seeking advice? While we aren’t counselors, lawyers or doctors, we are a group with a ton of experience, especially taken collectively. Our group has given out some really great advice in the past, when one of us has put a question to our hive-mind. Our differences in experience mean you’ll get a wide range of suggestions and anecdotes and hopefully, one of them will really speak to you or at least, point you in the right direction. Sometimes it just helps to know you are NOT alone, you are NOT crazy and we are all basically on the same path to recovery, no matter what form that path takes.

So, if you’d like to put a question to the Phoenixes, please email us at feathersaflame@gmail.com or use the Ask the Phoenixes menu option up top there. 

Please be patient with us! We’ll start posting as soon as we can. Please keep in mind we all have jobs, or are freelancing, and/or have families–this is a side project built very slowly and with lots of love during stolen moments; bear with us!