I love myself for my uniqueness.I value myself because I am different. I am exactly as I am meant to be. Only I can make my own unique contributions to the world. When I think about this, I feel pride. Therefore, I choose to use the talents bestowed upon me to make positive changes.There is unspoken beauty in being the only one like me. This is as true in my
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 strong, resilient, and compassionate people to help you on your healing journey. I’m posting 8
I welcome change with open arms. Adapting to new conditions helps me to grow.I seek out different perspectives and constructive feedback. I talk with friends, family, and mentors about how they coped with similar experiences. I create a network of contacts that provide me with encouragement and support.I take sensible risks. I patiently accept my losses and focus on what I must gain. Overcoming an occasional setback is better than
ImagineImagine your loved one was a victim of child sexual violence. You wanted to help. You wanted to take action. You wanted family, community, and society to rally around your loved one the way that we do when someone is a victim of other violent crimes. Maybe support your loved one the way that we do when someone has cancer. But you found none of that. The
Some women came from the Women’s March proud of one special achievement. They were proud that they expressed their views in a way that didn’t appear angry. They said you could tell because no one was arrested and there wasn’t “violence”. They were “good girls.”I was angry at these women. At first. They got up too early Sunday morning with that shenanigans. Posted their “achievements” all over the internet
Hope is PowerI know a little something about hopelessness. I know a lot of something about hopelessness. There were times in my healing journey where it got so agonizingly painful that I wanted to give up. On top of that, when it comes to emotional pain, no one can tell you when it will all be over. Everyone says, “It takes as long as it takes.” You don’t want
I’m Terrified to Tell You that I’m a Rape Survivor Because I’m Afraid You’re Going to Judge Me Negatively, Deny My Experience, and Care More About Not Having Your Favorite Celebrities Interrogated or Your Entertainment Disrupted, but I’m Going to Take a Chance and Tell You Anyway By Son of Baldwin I wrote this in response to all of the rape denial going around like the flu because of Nate
You may not be aware, but there is a resistance being waged by a certain segment of the Survivor community. It began the moment that rumors leaked that Bishop Eddie Long was dead. For those who don’t know, Eddie Long is a controversial, yet well-known minister in the Black Christian Church community. So, on social media some folks were paying their respects, you know, like you do when someone dies.
What Now? Revolutionary Secrets Uncovered on Survival, Resistance, and Movement Link to Video➡ https://goo.gl/mtdfN3 Empowerment and Inspiration just in time! WESurviveAbuse.com created a video featuring quotes and links to books that may restore hope and help you build a strategy, organize, and come up with a plan for every letter of the alphabet. Find resources that bring insight into: ✹How one young Survivor of sexual violence confronted an established hero”
A Sensitive HistoryThere was a time in my life when I was very emotionally sensitive. Everything hurt my feelings. No one could say anything to me that didn’t make me cry or have some time of emotional outburst. What I know now is that I was overwhelmed with so many unresolved feelings and emotions that I couldn’t properly process anything new. In other words, my inbox was full.
I am grateful for today.I start each day with a smile on my face and a feeling of great anticipation. Every day is a new beginning. I feel completely free of yesterday. There are many wonderful things in my life, and I am grateful for all of them.Life is a gift and I am learning to enjoy every part of it to the fullest. Each day is a new and
Circa 1980 something My mother: So if everybody else goes crazy does that you mean you go crazy too? Me: No? (* I swear, I wanted to say ‘yes’, but something told me that was the wrong answer. Perhaps it was her irritated tone.) Our conversation was in response to a phone call that my mother received. Our principal’s staff had personally called each and every parent. That day there