Surviving Sexual Abuse

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I am not the child called it

I am a survivor. I was beaten by my mom’s husband for years. He was a nasty drunk. We feared weekends they were worse. Whatever he grabbed we were hit with and my mother was no...

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Lets Move Fast

Let’s move fast My last memory of being young dates back to the early 90’s. Possibly because my life before age five was so fast paced and moved so much that my mind has chosen to...

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A boy did something to me

I had a stepdad and me and my mom would go to visit his family. I remember there were 2 girls and 3 older boys. We were sitting on the couch and the girls went to play and the other boys...

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I have to rule myself first

Trigger warning: Before reading this post, please be aware that it includes references to childhood sexual abuse. My life was a living hell, and I mean literally. At the age of one, I lost...

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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Believing in myself

My father raped me before I started school. I did not remember until very recently, in my early adulthood. I have always remembered only his brother molesting me when I was in middle...

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lifted

Trigger warning: Before reading this post, please be aware that it includes references to childhood rape and abuse. having a dad around was never really a common occurrence. by the time she...

Extraordinary Transformation

Like so many other women, I am a survivor. From the ashes of incest, abuse and neglect arose a passion to help others create extraordinary lives. At age 12, I was abandoned with my younger...

The truth will set you free.

I do not think that I fully understood my inner strength until I was old enough and wise enough to understand what it meant. I must have been in my early 30s. At almost 8yrs old we migrated...