Surviving Abuse

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My childhood from hell

Trigger warning: Please be cautious when reading this. This may offend and upset readers who have suffered something of a similar nature such as sexual and physical abuse. My name is...

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Changing lives – one girl at a time!

Jaden was born the oldest child in a home of domestic violence. She lived in the home until just before her 4th birthday. Both of her younger sisters had life threatening injuries. ...

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Perseverance

When you were younger, did you ever think that life as an adult was going to be easy? Simple? Full of happiness every day or a Cinderella wedding? Well… that was me. As a child of...

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The Power of Your Voice

The narrative of a woman’s value being in her vagina, ability to do homely chores and care to the family is one that has lingered for a long time. As a girl-child, I believed this and...

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Running for Post Traumatic Growth

My name is Bunny, like a rabbit, but I am more commonly known as “Ally’s Mom.” Being Ally’s Mom is both an honor and a challenge, as she is exceptionally bright…and equally...

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Bloodroot

I remember a moment when I was 19 having an experience in the wild, in nature, in which I celebrated myself and stepped across a threshold in which I could love myself for who I was...

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Back Home Again

From 2000-2009 I was in a weird, I’m not me place…..
1st marriage ended after 14 months….Never really fixed the “why” I was where I was and how I felt about things after...

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A Safer Future for Me and My Baby

Sometimes, I wake up from crying in my sleep during the night. Why? Every night for the last three years I have been abused by my husband. I cannot sleep in peace for even one night. Even...

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The Sreepur Village, Bangladesh

In my 26 years of married life, I gave birth to five daughters in hope each time of giving birth to a boy. Every time I gave birth to a girl I would have to suffer negativity, shame and...

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I am Woman.

I am woman. I am strong, confident, powerful and bold. I am learning the value of my worth everyday with the awareness that self-care and self-love is a lifelong practice and a...