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Introspection on Healing, Vegetarianism, and Life

Hayley Rose

Hayley Rose
HayleysComments.com, Connecticut, TheVeggieStand.com
December 31
I was born when Halley’s Comet last appeared overhead and named accordingly. Since then, I've become a writer, artist, and columnist. In addition to Open Salon, my work appears frequently in The Huffington Post, All Things Healing, Gender Across Borders: A Global Feminist Blog, and several other publications. I blog daily at my site HayleysComments.com I recently published my first book, "I Know Why They Call a Shell a Shell." The book is about domestic violence, a topic that I am very vocal about. It chronicles my journey away from tumultuous love affairs by weaving stories of her past with stories from literature, music, and visual art of both modern and classical significance. Find me on Twitter @HRoseStudios


SEPTEMBER 12, 2014 1:31PM

I Cannot Tell You Why I Stayed

The ‪‎Janay and Ray Rice controversy sparked an outpouring of support for victims of domestic violence and has motivated many survivors to tell their stories about why they stayed. It also has many people who are unfamiliar with domestic violence wondering why anyone would st… Read full post »

JULY 25, 2013 9:09AM

The Royal Baby Blues

I have the royal baby blues. Yesterday, my mother and I tearfully watched the appearance of this new born royal on the public stage. Why am I crying? I wondered. An easy question to answer. In my brain, I was calculating that Kate dated William for six/… Read full post »

Centuries ago justice systems considered rape as brutal of a crime as murder. In ancient Greece, Rome, and Colonial Times, rape was categorized as a capital offense right alongside it. In the 12th century rape victims' families were granted the right to carry out the rapists' punishment which was bru… Read full post »


Understanding the motives and actions of an abuser is often difficult and confusing for a  victim to comprehend. How could he say he loved me, share a roof with me, and children with me yet hate me so much? Many women and men… Read full post »

MARCH 27, 2013 4:27PM

Why I Am Abstinent


Over the last year and a half I have dated over 100 different guys. I’m not into dating though. In fact, I hate it. I didn't start off looking to date. Like a lot of women I was looking for someone to begin a… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 25, 2013 12:58PM

Oscar Pistorius: The Tragic Hero

Oscar Pistorius: The Tragic Hero

Three weeks ago, if had you visited Oscar Pistorius’ Wikipedia page, you would read about a hero. His story was a noble tale of overcoming the odds. Pistorius, a double-amputee… Read full post »

In 2011, I remember coming across this headline: “Why Did Kat Von D Tattoo Jesse James’ Face on Her Body?” Wow, good question! Von D  swore she’d never laser that baby off, but as of December 2012 she has started the removal process. It is not that simple.… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 22, 2013 10:17PM

He Almost Killed Me

He Almost Killed Me

Oscar Pistorius and Reeva Steenkamp’s story is consistent with a typical abusive relationship. We will never know exactly what happened on Valentine’s Day in the home of Oscar Pistorius.

“Pistorius… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 14, 2013 2:41PM

Why are you single?

In honor of Valentine’s Day I painted my nails black. Here’s why: I never really had a pet peeve before, but today I think I’ve finally found one: people who take you aside at a party or group and give you a very deep stare and in a… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 13, 2013 2:33PM

Win a copy of my book!

First person to guess the East Coast beach where the book cover's photo wasshot wins an signed copy of my book.
Write your guess in the comments section.....
OK my book "I Know Why They Call a Shell a Shell: Tales
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FEBRUARY 8, 2013 2:53AM

Kick Me in the Balls?

Ya, so I will be using my new blog Happily Never After to post ridiculous things I find on online dating profiles as well as some stories about my own dating disasters (and believe me, I have plenty of those).... Thank God I have a good sense of… Read full post »

JANUARY 18, 2013 2:39PM

Internet Courage


Internet Courage  [in-ter-net  kur-ij]


1. (see liquid courage) Bravery leading to a form of brazen expression, often offensive, enacted over the world wide web

2. Typically much more intoxicating and ballsier than liquid courage

3. Shielded by a computer screen and readil… Read full post »

AUGUST 28, 2012 1:48PM

New HuffPost Post and Appearance

Hi Everybody,

Please check out and comment on my new post:

Is the GOP Trying to Censor Women??

Also- tune in to Huff Post Live this afternoon at 4 PM Eastern. I will be participating in the Huff Post Live Shadow Conventions! Follow this link


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Mixed reactions are pouring in with regards to HYURO, a Spanish artist's, recent public mural in Atlanta, Georgia. Frame-by-frame, the mural depicts a nude woman dressing, then disrobing. Certain frames of the painting portray the woman as completely nude and a lot of the Atlanta citizens… Read full post »

Wednesday, I participated in a discussion on “BBC WHYS” called “WHYS 60: Survivors of rape have their say.” The discussion included five other rape survivors and the input from a group of survivors was extremely thought provoking.

Though many of us were from different countrie… Read full post »

AUGUST 20, 2012 3:17AM

Quit Your Rape Baiting, OK? Thanks

Recently Representative Todd Akin made some outstanding remarks. When asked if abortion should be permitted in cases of pregnancies resulting from rape, Akin replied,"From what I understand from doctors, that's really rare. If it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that… Read full post »

JULY 11, 2012 7:29PM

Is Nancy Grace a Bully?

Tuesday, a woman featured on Nancy Grace committed suicide. Nicknamed the "Vodka Mom" by Nancy, Toni Medrano drank a bottle of vodka and accidentally passed out on her newborn child. When she awoke the child was dead. Nancy Grace gave her the title "Vodka Mom" on national television then… Read full post »

JULY 9, 2012 2:13PM

Is This Legalized Rape?

As the War on Women rages on, the idiocy of it continues to expand exponentially, take for example last month when two congresswomen were banned from saying the word “vagina.” Add that to the fact that more states continue to ban or attempt to ban abortion and… Read full post »

JULY 3, 2012 11:22PM

Confusing News Day

It’s a confusing news day for me. For one, I didn’t know Andy Griffith was still alive and two, I thought everyone knew Anderson Cooper was gay…


Andy Griffith, a show

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I dumped three guys this week. The first one pissed me off so I blocked his number. After asking me out to coffee- over three weeks ago- he made no effort to actually meet me for coffee. Instead he texted me occasionally and finally irritated me beyond my… Read full post »

JUNE 30, 2012 8:05PM

God Bless America

 Final Tweet

oh snap! just put a full tank of gas in my Hummer H1 & bought more food than I could eat a year at Costco! well... God bless America! Read full post »

After five years of marriage, Katie Holmes plans to divorce Tom Cruise and she's seeking sole custody of their daughter Suri, 5. Columnists speculate that Holmes', 33, motivation for leaving Cruise, 49, revolves around Cruise's involvement in The Church of Scientology and the Church's influence on t… Read full post »

I recently interviewed artist Young Sam Kim on his new series “A World in the City.” For the series, the artist used “hyper-collage," a technique in which various pieces of digital photography are layered and superimposed upon one another. Through the use of this tec…

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JUNE 6, 2012 10:20PM

Won’t you love my crazy?

I think it’s pretty indisputable that Britney Spears has a few mental issues. It doesn’t get in the way of relationships as the star is almost on her third marriage. Well… maybe it does get in the way of relationships, but it doesn’t keep men from pursuing her.… Read full post »

JUNE 6, 2012 8:19AM


He was perfect, well almost. I met him online. He was a big guy, 250 lbs of solid muscle and taller than me (for once). Arms. I have a thing for men’s arms, muscular… Read full post »