Motivation on Monday: 5 Quotes for Survivors

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Youth Activists on Using ICT and Social Media to End Violence against Women

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Youth activists speak with Say NO on the power of the internet, emerging technologies and social media to end violence against women. (Producer: Say NO …

The Monument Quilt: Creating a public culture of support for survivors of DV & SA

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This training introduces listeners to The Monument Quilt, an on-going collection of stories from survivors of rape and abuse to transform our current culture of …

How to develop a personal safety plan for time at work

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The Brave Survivor’s Little List of Links to Addiction Resources

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A reader of WESurviveAbuse.com contacted me with this wonderful message: Hi, Not that addiction isn’t always an important topic, but it seems to be an especially hot news item lately. If you ask me, that’s a great thing, since it inspires research on helping people recover (like this recent action taken by the FDA) and reassures those […]

20 Things Abusers Say

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    No one will ever want you. You deserve it. You’re too sensitive. You’re stupid. I don’t remember doing that. It’s not rape, you’re my wife. I love you and it will never happen again. I’ll kill myself if you leave. It didn’t hurt that much. You’re a dumb bitch. I’m sorry. You are […]

The Ultimate List of Social Media Hashtags for Survivors

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Tonya is a Social Justice Info Expert with over 23 years experience. She holds a BS in Organizational Management & Development. Her cat MiaBelle is her co-writer.
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In my early days of healing, helping professionals would often recommend connecting with other Survivors.  I would do whatever they asked; journaling, talking, crying, confronting, challenging, drawing, making crafts-whatever.  But I would NOT connect with other people who experienced abuse. Since I was a tiny child victim, I dealt with the physical and mental pain […]

Survivor Snips: Dating, Parenting, and Safe Families

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Survivor Melange: Power, Control, and Feelings

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Discover 8 Valuable Online Resources for Survivors and Allies

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So, WE do Survive abuse.  I can’t even describe in words how challenging it is.  I do know that most of us don’t do this alone. There is no way that you get through this type of hell, with all of its hurdles, obstacles, and twists and turns, all by yourself.  You will always need […]

How Survivors Can Create a Support System That Works for Them

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Tonya is a Social Justice Info Expert with over 23 years experience. She holds a BS in Organizational Management & Development. Her cat MiaBelle is her co-writer.
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As Survivors, many of us are not used to asking for what we need.   Survivors of abuse in childhood were not able to do this.  Just didn’t have the luxury of asking for what we needed.Even abuse in later years a victim may feel isolated. It seems that you must make it through on […]

The Forbidden Truth About Intimate Partner Violence & Abuse Revealed by Wyatt O’Brian Evans

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Tonya is a Social Justice Info Expert with over 23 years experience. She holds a BS in Organizational Management & Development. Her cat MiaBelle is her co-writer.
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I’d like to introduce to some of you a Survivor who makes me smile instantly.  He is passionate, informed, and somehow finds a way to do this often distressful work with gregarious joy.  If you are ever low on hope or happiness Wyatt O’Brian Evans always seems to have a bit in his overflow you […]

How to Start Talking to Young Children about Sexual Abuse

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Tonya is a Social Justice Info Expert with over 23 years experience. She holds a BS in Organizational Management & Development. Her cat MiaBelle is her co-writer.
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  My whole world shifted. As always, it was the fault of the mother. Yes, it was.  I have worked with victims/survivors of sexual violence for well over two decades. Recently my central focuses are child sexual abuse prevention & healthy response.  Actually, it was my mother who encouraged me to go in this direction. […]

An Open Secret for Ending the Cycle of Abusive Relationships and Finding the Healthy One

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Tonya is a Social Justice Info Expert with over 23 years experience. She holds a BS in Organizational Management & Development. Her cat MiaBelle is her co-writer.
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So yesterday I posted about ending the cycle of abusive relationships in a person’s personal life and finding the healthy one.   Well later in the day, I read this post from author Olevia Henderson.  Oh, it blessed my soul. It was also the perfect compliment to the post from yesterday.  She came in through […]

High Five from WE Survive: Neil Brick & Nancy Kilgore MS Making a Difference

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Tonya is a Social Justice Info Expert with over 23 years experience. She holds a BS in Organizational Management & Development. Her cat MiaBelle is her co-writer.
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Now last week WE posted the affirmation:  Survivor Affirmation: I Can Make a Difference! Well, WE like to show that Survivors do make a difference. WE make a difference every single day in countless ways. In this post, WE highlight two Survivors who are making a tremendous difference to help other victims/Survivors. Meet: Neil Brick […]

10 Excellent Memoirs about the Sexual Violence Survivor’s Journey

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Tonya is a Social Justice Info Expert with over 23 years experience. She holds a BS in Organizational Management & Development. Her cat MiaBelle is her co-writer.
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Glad to see that we are in a season of listening to the powerful voices of Survivors.  Excellent!  What is most unfortunate is that there are so many out there.  This week I gathered up a cross section of a few memoirs that I have read about the healing journey.  Each one is truly authentic. […]

UPDATE: How Good Parents Miss Child Sexual Abuse and 5 Questions to Change That

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Tonya is a Social Justice Info Expert with over 23 years experience. She holds a BS in Organizational Management & Development. Her cat MiaBelle is her co-writer.
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Update:  I published this during the summer months (2015). It spread across quite a few websites and I got a great deal of positive feedback. However, some parents & caretakers commented indirectly that certain portions of the post were unclear.   I couldn’t let that stand.   The purpose of the post was to inform. […]

Why Does Society Make it Difficult for Survivors of Rape & Abuse to Come Forward? Part 1

The Truth About Rape & Distraction That No One is Talking About: Part 2

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The Truth About Rape & Distraction That No One is Talking About: Part 1 So to continue, when we talk about rape the conversation always turns to ……how distracting and problematic it is for the rapist.   A large swath of our population takes to social media, and any available microphone to go on and […]

Activism & Self Care: Tonya’s Favorite Things On the Web This Week

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Okay, so the heat won this week.Most of you are aware that I have a chronic illness. Many of my readers do. Did it hit you hard too? Wow! Okay on Friday I like to leave off with uplifting things, and I will.But, I will leave you with reading material because it is too hot to do much else.So […]

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