Surviving Abuse

Ray’s Transformation

I am a Survivor of family/relationship trauma. Mother was abused by my father for 15 years and I growing up in a home where violence was prevelant swore I would never be a victim. However...

I’m sorry I did not believe her

I’m sorry, I’m so sorry, that I didn’t believe her. I sat back and I watched her wonderful spark fade. I sat there and I watched as her eyes dulled, her tears evaporated, and her...

From Ashes To Beauty

God can take your brokeness, the ashes of your old self, your old life and turn it into something beautiful. I can literally say that I have been fighting for my life since the day I was...

My healing journey.

I am going to tell you my full story. There’s several people who know different chapters of this, but not a single soul that’s ever known the whole thing. Why am I doing this...

This is to move on in my life

Trigger warning: Before reading this post, please be aware that it contains descriptions of childhood rape, other forms of violence and abuse, and self-harm. It has been almost 13 years...

I’m not afraid anymore

This was my life. High school homecoming queen, captain of the varsity cheer squad…. experienced sexual abuse/harassment while in college…leading to bad judgment/decisions after...

Reclaiming My Power From Fatherlessness

This is my story. I faced a lot of adversity including poverty, physical and sexual abuse during my childhood which created a cycle of abuse that followed me into my early adult life. I...

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...

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...