Healing to me is being able to let go of your old traumas that been weighing you down and to grow thru what you go trough
Healing is using my position to share my story with current college students, using my position to listen to college students, and using my position to educate college students.
Each year it crashes in like the waves beating the stand.
It brings a swirl of emotion and feelings unbeknownst to my fragile mind.
My body seises as it struggles to stay afloat.
I gasp as the sharp prickly water traps my body,
unable to move,
but only to breathe,
You are not alone. You are more than your body. You are a bright, sweet, and wonderful human. You are more capable of what you can even think of yourself. You are not your trauma.
It's not your shame to carry
Speak your story, it's your to tell
Don't let anyone else's discomfort make you feel uncomfortable.
I would tell other survivors that they are loved and to receive that and to love themselves. I would also tell them that their story isn't over it is only beginning, they are now in charge and get to choose how it will continue. It is not their fault.
Absolutely. If my story is of help to anyone or anyone needs to share their story with me, I would be so happy if anything helps. I survived that part of my life and am working on the other parts.
You are not alone. Unfortunately there are hundreds of women and children in the same situation as you. Did you know that according to the crime survey for England and Wales for March 2023, The police flagged 889,441 recorded offences as domestic abuse-related, and that’s not including the offences that go unreported. For people that have struggled or are still in that dark place, there is a light at the end of that very long tunnel.
To heal it's important to know your not alone. I was made to feel like I was crazy and he told me I was so it had to be true. More gaslighting than movies are written about. The men who traffick are very dangerous and horrific. Because they make millions and deal with wealthy sex buyers they feel they are above the law. They are protected by many involved within this global criminal situation. I want the victims to know, You are not alone. I want every girl to know her voice can change the world. Be strong. Be brave. Don't settle for less tha...
After 30+ years I'm still trying to heal my body , my mind , and my soul. The horrible men that I've had in my life have done nothing but use and abuse me .
Hello, thank you for taking the time to read and consider Name story. First, I don’t blame Police Departmentor the state of State Namefor anything that has happened, the responsibility for this belongs completely to the state of State Name She met Friend Name 7 years ago when they were both homeless and moved to Second State Name to live with him at his mother’s property. This property is in the middle of nowhere inSecond State Name, their closest neighbors were anywhere from 30 to 60 acres away. He did this to isol...
My message about hope is to trust the process. Your good days are just as important as your bad days. I hope that you know just how amazing your are & hope important you are to this world! And you know that it wasn’t your fault
It doesn't matter if it happened yesterday.
If it happened three months ago or 10 years ago.
It's okay for it to still affect you.
Do not deny yourself those feelings. You have already been denied so much.
not sure yet, I must clear these obstacles before that happens
I know that it can be so easy to lose hope, but don't lose hope. There is help and healing up ahead. There are better days ahead. This hurting is but a small moment, I know that you can make it through and that you will come out so much stronger than you were. What was done to you was wrong and should not have happened but you don't need to let your abuser take any more control away from you. Have hope. Hope makes things a little easier.
I believe you. No matter what happened, I believe you. I often struggle with the belief that I didn't try hard enough to get away or that my experience wasn't "bad enough". No one else should have to experience these feelings. Your experience and emotional reactions to it are valid. You are valid and you will be okay. <3
Do not be silent, and do not let anyone silence you. Silence does not heal. Speak up, find someone to listen and give you support.
What does hope taste like? Like cold water to someone stranded in the desert. What does hope look like? Like the Coast Guard barge after floating in the ocean for days on a raft. What does hope sound like? Like the very first cries of a newborn baby freshly released from the womb.
It will get easier. It will get easier to live, easier to talk about, easier to accept, easier to have as a part of your story. Everything will get easier. Everything will get better, you just gotta stick around long enough to see it. We will be okay.
The most powerful story of hope for me has been focusing on the stories of survival where against all odds, people have survived. One of my favorites is hearing about survivors in Italy who survived a plane crash. When they realized no one was coming to their rescue, they started walking through the Andes mountains in the most horrific winter conditions, in search of help. They focused on that one next step and got to safety. I believe in miracles big and small so look for the glimmer of hope in the smallest things, like that one next step...