Surviving Sexual Abuse

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...

My Sexual Abuse Story

I am a victim of sexual abuse. It happened during my childhood by someone my family trusted, over and over, for a few years. I tell myself that I am okay, that I’ll be fine. But I never...

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...

women's stories

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...