Welcome to Sadie Speaks

a safe and sacred space 

Welcome to a place of healing and hope after abuse. There is a certain ‘sisterhood’ and ‘brotherhood’ among women & men who have faced the countless varieties of abuse and its onslaught.  This is a safe space to engage with a lone  woman, on the journey of Faith, who found her voice on the tip of a pen and at the bottom of a make up brush. 


"There is no pit so deep, that God's love is not deeper still."

Corrie ten Boom


About Me

Sadie’s Not My Real Name

For years, I have written over 100 poems to try and make sense of my abuse and it’s obtrusive interaction with my real life.  In another season, I also found solace in building pottery and painting barns.  I finally decided to share my poetry and paintings in a forum that gives hope and provides sacred space for others to process pain. I founded Sadie Speaks : Finding Your Voice After Abuse with a mission to give others their voice by hearing mine. Take some time to explore the blog, read my story, and find your voice mingled in the echoes of my whispers, shouts, silence and songs.  May you find that the truth of your abuse ends with hope, tenderness, forgiveness and holding fast to Love. 


Acid Tears

This is the latest Barn Painting entitled Acid Tears. It has been in my mind for quite some time. This is the first time I’ve painted on...

Grand Opening!

Last, it is a simple store and not much more. My goal is to offer Barn Paintings, journals, notecards, photo prints, and mugs.

Fall Barn Painting

I love fall and Autumn 'should be' bursting with color and vibrancy and the beauty of letting go. But, reality is not always as we imagine

Winter Barn Painting

I love this barn. It reminds me of the barn from the Little House on the Prairie series--tucked away on the open plains of Kansas or...

Spring Barn Painting

I was empowered to take pervasive messages and feelings brought on by toxic abusive people and turn them around to make art.

Summer Barn Painting

My sister is a photographer who loves old barns. Most, if not all, of my subjects are her barns in pictures that I have painted. This...