By Maddie McClouskey
Everyone has a different relationship to McDonald’s. Some people love it and consume it often. Some people have never had it before but would like to try. Others make cheeseburgers themselves instead of, or in addition to, going to McDonald’s. Also, there are people who honestly have little to no desire for it, and that’s perfectly legitimate as well. We all know there are many issues to discuss regarding this international institution: the media portrays McDonald’s unrealistically, there is a harsh stigma against McDonald’s workers, and we have been taught that it is okay to judge others based on how much or little they have McDonald’s. Whether you’re a virgin or a McDonald’s worker, here are some guidelines to getting the McDonald’s experience you truly want (We’ll get to the sexy part later):
By Lindsey Cain
So, I jumped at the chance to write this piece. I thought it could be powerful, empowering. I thought I could do it without disclosing. SIGH. I think that is the quintessential basis of this topic: when (or when not) to come out as a victim of childhood sexual abuse and how to handle the aftermath. So, here it goes.
In the interest of honesty, especially within the safe space of the ToughxCookies community, I have some personal experience with this topic. While this is not intended to be about my experience, I will tell you that what I have learned about myself and this topic is paramount. Please take the following words to heart, whether you are a survivor yourself, or just trying to understand.