Mother. Protector. Wanderer. Wonderer.

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  • A Love Letter

    November 15, 2019 by

    I care about a lot of people. Many of them are people that I’ve never met, and some are people that I let go, long ago. A few have let me go. But there are only two people that I love. You both light up my days and my life in ways beyond description. I… Read more

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  • Fabricated Peace

    November 10, 2019 by

    TW/CW: Psychiatric setting, Security/Police, Medical Abuse/Ableism You walk through the two sets of automatic sliding double doors, into the mental health wing.  You leave the bitter cold air behind and enter the sterile hospital environment you have come to know so well after all these months.  When entering the front foyer, you are met with… Read more

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  • Renewed

    October 26, 2019 by

    Do not turn off your feelings, forever. Those moments, cold, hard, immovable? Only temporary. You wander the curve of the land. See? Naturally, change occurs. You see that it is logical to Break down and Re-form. Feelings rise Hot and steamy Upwards Everywhere. Cool and settle. Look. You are the Same Person, yet…. Renewed. [Image:… Read more

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  • Boss Says Be Nice to the Man

    September 22, 2019 by

    TW/CW: human trafficking, sexual assault First, a note about Advocacy: Believe survivors. Centre survivors in their own narratives, because it is their voices that are most important. Be an ally through a willingness to set aside your own biases, and really listen to survivors themselves. Honour survivors when they say “No” to your ideas about… Read more

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  • Today I Ate Breakfast

    September 13, 2019 by

    TW/CW: flashback of verbal and emotional abuse regarding food issues Today I ate breakfast. I don’t know how to do this. It’s been too long. I don’t want to eat in the morning. I hear your voice. “Chubs.” Followed by laughter. No one ever stands up to you. They let you hurt me. Sometimes they… Read more

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  • Inclusion: A Bird’s Eye View (Part 2 of 3 – The Visual)

    September 6, 2019 by

    Welcome back!! Now that you’ve gathered information about who everyone in the class would prefer to work with (and for some, who they would prefer not to work with), you can formally organize these reactions visually, to help create an inclusive working environment in your classroom. Organizing this formally can be time-consuming. You will need… Read more

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  • Silenced by Circumstance

    August 22, 2019 by

    Yesterday I posted a fragment of my life as a young woman, just starting out, in Japan. That was so last century (literally) but something still holds true. The concept of silence by circumstance. If you’ve ever read my Huffington Post profile, you know that I treasure my freedom of speech. My voice. And lifting… Read more

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  • Memoir: Fruit

    August 21, 2019 by

    CW/TW: Sexual Violence Context I started a new life overseas in Japan. This was immediately following university graduation in 1998. I was a young 23 year old female teacher, living alone for the first time. I became a survivor of labour trafficking, as well as attempted sex trafficking, by both my Japanese boss and the… Read more

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  • Dear Sesame Street

    August 19, 2019 by

    1978 Dear Sesame Street, I am 3. I am autistic. When I grow up, I will be an autistic adult. I wonder what you think of me. Do you like me just the way I am? People trust you, Sesame Street. Can I trust you? Your friend, Ingrid [Image: Young girl of preschool age with… Read more

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  • Hello!

    August 17, 2019 by

    Thanks for dropping by! Grab a cup of coffee (or if you’re like me, maybe a pot of coffee), and take a glance at my site. I named this site “Ingrid Wonders” because that’s exactly what I do. All. The. Time. You may find my areas of interest mutually engaging; you may not. That’s the… Read more

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