This was a Facebook find today. I think it’s an amazing statement. We all have a story. And many parts of that story are very, very bad for survivors of rape and abuse. But it’s us. It is part of who we are. Too often we push that part of our story down and silence it because it is so very painful. Bringing it forward and owning that part of ourselves takes great bravery and courage. And with it comes power. Power over our rapists. Power over our past. Power to change our futures. There is a lot of wisdom packed into this one short sentence.
28 Jul 2013 9 Comments
in domestic abuse, rape, sexual assault, women's issues Tags: date rape, domestic abuse, domestic violence, emotions, rape, rape survivors, sexual abuse, sexual assault, support, violence against women, women
20 Jul 2013 2 Comments
16 Jul 2013 8 Comments
(I should put a special trigger warning on this one. This information is very distressing, especially to survivors.)
I found a very interesting site today called WomanStats. The site has so very much information about the status of women worldwide that I have only begun to read it. But I was fascinated by the maps they provide, giving a clear visual picture of the conditions that women live under in various countries of the world. I highly recommend that you spend some time perusing the site. It’s extremely informative. More
02 Jul 2013 3 Comments
in Quotes, rape, recovery, sexual assault Tags: courage, date rape, depression, domestic abuse, domestic violence, RAINN, rape, rape survivors, sexual abuse, sexual assault, suicide, support, violence against women
I apologize for the lazy blogging lately, but I’ve been really sick. I still want to share any messages of encouragement that I find. I’ve been chatting with lots of fellow survivors lately, and I’m finding a lot of messages that show their despair and desire to just give up on fighting this fight. This is to remind all of you that the fight is worth fighting. Please, please don’t give up. You’re worth too much to this world. Listen to that little voice, even if it’s only a whisper, and try again tomorrow!