How People Of Color Can Experience Grief Differently Than White People | HuffPost Life

Follow tonyagjprince & wesurviveabuse Marginalized communities are affected by loss in unique and painful ways. Here’s how, plus some resources for coping. Source: How People Of Color Can Experience Grief Differently Than White People | HuffPost Life Complicated Grief: Understanding for a More Chronic Season of Grief – WE SURVIVE ABUSE Survivor Affirmations: Bridge Over […]

FREE ebook download: Inner Self Healing Tips

Follow tonyagjprince & wesurviveabuse   Includes 14 articles, titles include: “Weaving the Brokenness” “Taking the Walking on Eggshells Quiz”, “Heal Thyself First”, “5 Easy Ways to Lift the Spirit”, “Dealing with Loss and Grief” and more….         Follow tonyagjprince & wesurviveabuse

5 Tips to Help You Manage Triggers

Follow tonyagjprince & wesurviveabuse I have a very “different” relationship trigger warnings. Does what triggers Black Survivors of sexual violence matter to anyone other than Black Survivors? What triggers Black Survivors seldom matters. But anyway….. Understanding Your Emotional Triggers Maybe you wonder what’s really going on when you feel like certain events push your buttons. […]

DEVALUATION: How Society Makes Horrific Experiences for Survivors Even Worse

Follow tonyagjprince & wesurviveabuse People can make you feel like an outsider in your own body. People can make you feel like an outsider in your own family. People can make you feel like an outsider in your own community. People can make you feel like an outsider in your own country. Parents of bullied […]

Let Me Tell You the Truth about Triggers (Audio)

Follow tonyagjprince & wesurviveabuse Tonya GJ Prince, founder of WESurviveAbuse.com speaks truth about triggers and how they impact victims & Survivors of WESurviveAbuse.com The death of an abuse Survivor and warrior for others inspired the following lessons about “triggers” How to support Survivors experiencing “triggers” How to educate society & people around us to make […]

FAQ: Where Are All the Black Women When My New Favorite Viral News Story is Trending

Follow tonyagjprince & wesurviveabuse   Question:  Where are Black women who rally against abusive Black men when “XYZ crime” is committed against the community on this day? Answer: Every time you see a sexually violent crime go down/be reported and ask where the Black Women of #MeToo are, know this:    We are returning phone […]

Anti-Survivors: You will deal, We will Heal (Part 1)

Follow tonyagjprince & wesurviveabuse Even though Mama warned me that there would be days like this:                   When #MeToo took off I felt uplifted about the epidemic of sexual violence.  Inspired. Motivated. Hopeful. A great swell of healing was entering the atmosphere. I am very familiar with […]

Victim-Blaming: The Real Deal

Follow tonyagjprince & wesurviveabuse Trigger Warning What the heck is victim-blaming anyway?  So victim-blaming is a term you hear from time to time. To be clear, when you say that you are doing it we mean that you are doing a bad thing. Yes, we do. It means that you are ridiculing, shaming, name-calling, harassing, […]

No Gratitude, No Quilt: You May Never Fully Heal From Pain Without Gratitude

Follow tonyagjprince & wesurviveabuse Update! Several months ago, my mom asked me to buy her hair accessories similar to the ones that she once saw me wearing.  I did.   When I got there I asked for the money it cost me. Showed her the receipt and everything. (No, I don’t know what I was thinking. […]

How Survivors of Sexual & Domestic Violence Can Make History

Follow tonyagjprince & wesurviveabuse Fannie Lou Hamer! Motown! Dr. Martin Luther King Jr! Rosa Parks! Angela Davis! Eartha Kitt! Recy Taylor! Dr. Maya Angelou! Nina Simone! Dorothy Dandridge! Motown! Malcolm X!   Names you’ve heard. Just judging by who is mentioned during Black History Month, it might seem that, in order to make history one […]

Why Does Society Make it Difficult for Survivors of Rape & Abuse to Come Forward? Part 2

Follow tonyagjprince & wesurviveabuse Why Does Society Make it Difficult for Survivors of Rape & Abuse to Come Forward? Part 1     7.  Every choice that you ever made (sexually) is scrutinized.  They have questions. Everybody.   Q: How many intimate partners have you had?   Q: How quickly do you usually decide to sleep […]

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

Follow tonyagjprince & wesurviveabuse A few years ago I went to a few Washington Wizards games with my son. Now, I’m not big on sports.  My poor son had to explain every single moment of the game.    I’m not sure of the details, but I understand that in basketball, rebounds can be a good […]

What takes so long: 7 Stages of Adjustment to Healing from Sexual Violence

Follow tonyagjprince & wesurviveabuse Oh, so that’s what that is for So, I’m watching tv the other day.  There is a show on that I like about people who work on a rescue unit in large city.  The squad goes to help a guy who was injured on the job. This character who was working on a […]