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,
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.
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.
“These moments in time, my brokenness, has been transformed into a mission. My voice used to help others. My experiences making an impact. I now choose to see power, strength, and even beauty in my story.”
Living with an evil man who lived a double life....until I unpeeled it.
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...
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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
Remember, 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.
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.
Taking ‘time for yourself’ does not always mean spending the day at the spa. Mental health may also mean it is ok to set boundaries, to recognize your emotions, to prioritize sleep, to find peace in being still. I hope you take time for yourself today, in the way you need it most.
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no always means no
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
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.
Healing is not linear. It is different for everyone. It is important that we stay patient with ourselves when setbacks occur in our process. Forgive yourself for everything that may go wrong along the way.
At 19, I Can Finally Say I’m a CSA and an Incest Survivor
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...
“I have learned to abound in the joy of the small things...and God, the kindness of people. Strangers, teachers, friends. Sometimes it doesn’t feel like it, but there is good in the world, and this gives me hope too.”
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