Surviving Abuse

My body does not define me.

As a teenager and a young 20 something I suffered with body dysmorphia. I was the skinny fat girl. I had a childhood that no one should ever have, a multitude of pain-struggle-abuse-pain...

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Now I am a survivor

I was a victim. Now I am a survivor. I lived in a situation where I experienced emotional and verbal abuse from my father. My mom moved us into a different house during my freshman year of...

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I Survived, You Can Too

Trigger warning: Before reading this post, be aware that it contains descriptions of childhood rape, and other forms of violence and abuse. My name is Leigh* and I want to tell you my...

I grew up to be an amazing young woman

Since a young age, I bowed down to the expectations of how others viewed me. After so long of listening to other people predict your life, you begin to believe it, too. For the first twelve...

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Andrea’s journey to self love

Trigger warning: Before reading this post, please be aware that it includes references to child abuse, sexual assault, violence and rape. I can’t remember a time when violence and trauma...

My Freedom Butterfly

My Freedom Butterfly “You see, butterflies are things of beauty and fly without being trapped.” – Bernie “He wanted me to get a tattoo. I got one and he got angry because it...

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“I’ve only just begun to realise how...

Trigger warning: Before reading this post, be aware that it contains descriptions of childhood abuse and violence, self-harm, and rape. (I’m not the best at writing so apologies for...