Author Mersadie Murray

Mersadie Murray


Mersadie grew up in southwest Wisconsin. She attended the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, where she obtained her undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice. Headed to law school in the fall of 2021, Mersadie eventually hopes to use her passion for writing, research, and problem-solving to create and fight for policies that drive equity and advance social justice.

to grief

An Open Letter to Grief

This is a letter to the most uninvited guest of my life. A guest I would give anything to have never met– this letter is for Grief.

Grief took me to the darkest place I have ever been and gnawed at my heart until it, too, became a giant, empty, black hole. During this time, there were many moments I thought Grief was nothing but a ball and chain I would have to live with for the rest of my life.

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post traumatic growth

Post Traumatic Growth: Thriving and Finding Meaning After Trauma

We have all heard the phrase,  “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.” As survivors of domestic violence, this saying can be hard to grasp. It can leave you wounded, with both visible and invisible scars. It can sometimes be hard to imagine you will ever recover from the trauma you faced, let alone come back stronger.

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Advocating for Teens in a Domestic Violence Relationship

TDV, just like domestic violence, is ruthless, and the road to recovery is often long and uphill. This is why it is an issue that should not be minimized and, instead, should be taken as seriously as intimate partner violence in adults. As seen in the survivor story above, it can affect survivors long after leaving the abusive relationship.

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