I am the survivor of sexual abuse. I fought to have my abuser convicted. It took many years. Many people let me down. My mother, the US ARMY and many others. I blog about the journey from victim to survivor and on learning to thrive. I write for myself and for others. So that no one ever forgets, we are not alone. We are strong and we will stand up and stand out. I have a passion to help make a difference in the world. Part of laying down the label of victim is knowing that we do have control and we can overcome.