RaeAnna Mercado

I am a 27 year old mother, wife, and student. I love to write. Sharing my stories and experiences to bring awareness and show support for mental illness and domestic violence. I also do some food writing for fun. 

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Unexpected Friendship Final Chapter
3 months ago
So yes, I went back. After all of that I went back. I was afraid of what life might be like if I left, afraid of what he might do. I stayed for another year and half. I went through more abuse, physic...
Don't Be a Girl
3 months ago
There's a quote I have seen online, I think it was said to be Betty White. Something along the lines of don't tell someone to not be a pussy if you're trying to insult them, call them a testicle, one ...
Unexpected Friendship Part 4
4 months ago
July 2014 The day that stays engraved in my brain. The day my fear was intensified, my trust in local law enforcement was broken, and the day I learned exactly the type of crazy I was dealing with. It...
Unexpected Friendship Part 3
6 months ago
I left off going on about the first of many times my trust was destroyed completely. Thinking back on it now, maybe this was just another one of his games. My intuition was never wrong. Something in m...
Guys We F*cked
6 months ago
I am an avid Podcast listener. My obsession began this past summer, when I was looking for a healthy distraction from a lot of chaos in my life. I am fortunate to work at a job where I am not microman...
It Is Not Your Duty to Be the Perfect Survivor
7 months ago
4 Things You Need to Tell Yourself If You Have Survived Sexual Violence