Owning Our Stories

Owning Our Story

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.

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9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. plf1990
    Jul 29, 2013 @ 05:50:49

    I love Brene Brown. Have you listening to any of her TED talks?

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    • Aimee
      Jul 29, 2013 @ 22:14:05

      No, I had never heard of her before seeing this quote. I’ll have to look up the TED talks. Thanks!

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      • plf1990
        Jul 30, 2013 @ 02:03:07

        They’re very intense – something to watch on a good day – but she is an expert on vulnerability and went on her own amazing journey. She’s ace 🙂

  2. katlwales
    Jul 29, 2013 @ 06:45:23

    Such a powerful statement.

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  3. Cat
    Jul 29, 2013 @ 13:29:26

    ….. and there’s such a lot of insight in this one paragraph…

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  4. BroadBlogs
    Jul 29, 2013 @ 15:29:02

    Thank you for sharing this.

    Reply

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  6. thinkbannedthoughts
    Aug 09, 2013 @ 15:58:23

    There are some AMAZING Young Adult novels that really speak to this – the reclamation of voice and power and self by owning our experiences, good and bad.
    Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson comes to mind as does Boys Lie by John Neufeld and Story of a Girl by Sara Zarr.

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