Life often takes us in a different direction than we plan. I used to write under the name "ShadowedHeart," and was an active member for quite a few years. But with life's ever-changing tides, I have found a different writer resides within and my heart is not nearly as shadowed as it once was. With that said, I introduce FrankieB, the truest version of my self that was once buried beneath the rubble of a domestically violent marriage, haunting past, and broken woman. FrankieB is a happily (re)married mother of 2, who, while still a little broken, wears a smile and writes from the depths of her very soul, no longer afraid to break her silence.