Which Stage of Survival Are You: Victim, Survivor, Thriver?

Originally published on Humans.media on May 15, 2017 By RACHEL THOMPSON. The answer isn’t as easy as you think. At what point does a sexual abuse survivor (or any trauma survivor) go from victim to survivor, from survivor to thriver? In our society, the term victim has a negative connotation …

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4 Ways to Overcome Self-Blame After Sexual Assault

Originally published on EveryDayFeminism.com on Sept 16, 2015 By Sian Ferguson and re-published here with their permission. Like most people who have been sexually assaulted, I have been blamed for my own rape. I’ve been blamed by society. I’ve been blamed by the administration of my previous university. I’ve been blamed by …

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I am a survivor

Recently, I was asked if I NEEDED to be a survivor… My Answer was this, “I don’t need to be a survivor, I am a survivor. The moment I survived any of my abuses, I was and am a survivor. Anytime anyone survives an incident of any kind, they are …

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