Surviving Sexual Abuse

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...

“Our Journey”

My name is Donna and i would like to share “Our Journey”. It’s the short version about my life and how three kids saved me. It was produced for the foster care system. It...

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Voice for the voiceless

When I was a little girl, I thought I was worthless and would never amount to anything because of what I was told and the way I was treated. I had dreams but as each day went by I thought I...

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Happily ever after

Trigger warning: Before reading this post, please be aware that it includes references to child abuse, sexual assault, and rape. “One day you will be the end of me” he whispered...