My name is L.A. Gilliam and I have recently started a blog focused on self-analysis, growth, and overcoming the affects of abusive relationships. I am a Magna Cum Laude graduate of the University of South Florida, with degrees in Psychology, a minor in Child Development, and graduate school level studies in Mental Health and Rehabilitation. I am currently an educator, and part time writer. Along with my blog, I also write poetry, but am not sure what I will be doing with that collection. With over 100 poems to date, I will be considering my options.