Before I really get underway here, I wanted to give a heads up that there are some photos in this article that might be upsetting for young or sensitive readers. They are of the parts of Vienna where a terrorist attack happened on November 2, 2020.

This topic has been knocking around in my head for a while, and since it’s almost been just over four months since this event occurred, I think I finally have enough distance to feel like I can write about it. I still have a lot of questions, and actually my ultimate goal is with…

Last night, January 6, 2021, as the sun went down here in Vienna, I was celebrating a friend’s birthday in a park. The temperature was around 0/30 degrees, but you know, COVID. Nuff said. We made the most of it and did a lot of dancing around to keep warm in between singing, stuffing our faces and trying to keep my kids from falling into mud puddles in the dark.

Oh, Karlsplatz.

None of the four (plus two halves) of us had any idea that around that time, Trump supporters were storming the Capitol building in DC. For the sake of my…

(title inspired by the extraordinary John Legend song-listen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIh07c_P4hc )

Because a retired counselor doesn’t meet the threshold of a public figure (a la Harvey Weinstein), we would have to establish a bulletproof case showing Adventure Christian Church and/or Board of Behavioral Science engaged in negligence or cover-up that is putting people at risk today.

To start out with the bottom line, the above is a quote from the last email I received from a writer at Sacramento News & Review last spring after several months of exchanging emails about my stepfather, initials DAP. (Side note-I did a quick…

So, I’ve been thinking about doing some more advocacy for survivors, after taking a break to keep my sanity while moving across the world during a pandemic. Deep breath. Also feeling encouraged and inspired by the dumping of Trump and the (please, universe, let it truly happen) soon-to-be beginning of a more capable and empathetic leadership of the United(ish) States of Americuh.

After talking to a couple of friends about it, I decided I was game to experiment a bit with this blog and also to see about guesting on a podcast or two. …

Lindsey Huff Breitschaedel

Hey, folks. I’m a musician, mom of two, wife, expat (California to Austria) and advocate for maternal mental health, survivors and autism.

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