Survivors need support, but often, when they reach out, they are met with responses that only cause further trauma.It’s 2016, and many people still do not know what to say to sexual assault survivors. Whereas some may lack empathy towards them, others simply do not know how damaging their words can be. Many survivors refrain from speaking out immediately afterward because of the things people say; it’s time we started considering the language we use to discuss this matter....more
I know what you’re thinking. How could anyone possibly be thankful for something as horrible as childhood sexual abuse? Don’t misunderstand me, sexual abuse is a terrible thing and it’s not okay, ever.Unfortunately, it does happen and it happened to me from the time I was 8 years old until I graduated high school. By the time I could finally force myself to work through it with a professional, I was married and had girls of my own. I went through a six-month grieving process of tremendous proportions....more
This week on Bluray from Alchemy home entertainment with director James McTeigue and Millennium Films comes the action packed story of a SURVIVOR.
Kate Abbott (Milla Jovovich) is a Foreign Service Officer who has been assigned to the American Embassy in London. Her job is to do what is necessary to investigate and stop terrorists from getting into the United States.
At 4 years old, you never expect to end up in one of the largest hospitals in Boston, surrounded by doctors in white coats, enduring test after test, prick after prick, all in the name to walk again.But I did.Let me back up. 25 years ago this coming April, started out like any normal month. I was an active four-year old. An only child of two wonderful parents. I was in pre-school, and was getting ready to enter kindergarten in the fall. I loved arts and crafts, playing on the swing set, and just being a typical kid....more
He came into my house!My residence, where I’m supposed to feel safe and protected from the outside world. My fortress of solitude and oasis from the dangers of the world. That safety has been violated.He broke into my home! What kind of slimy bastard does that?I didn’t notice him right away when I entered. I went about my business, unpacking groceries and getting dinner started. It was a few moments before I felt his eyes on me, heavy and threatening. I broke out in cold sweats knowing I wasn’t alone. Somebody is here....more
My Story as a Survivor of Depression It seems strange that I should write about this now, 13 years after it happened. I am not even sure where to begin, since the situation presented itself most unexpectedly. So, perhaps the best place to start is right in the middle of it....more
WARNING: THIS POST CONTAINS INFORMATION ABOUT CHILDHOOD SEXUAL ABUSE. IT MAY CONTAIN INFORMATION OR SITUATIONS THAT WILL OR COULD TRIGGER THOSE WHO HAVE PTSD ISSUES RELATED TO SUCH ABUSE.If you missed part one of this you can find it here....more
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