Hope is PowerI know a little something about hopelessness. I know a lot of something about hopelessness. There were times in my healing journey where it got so agonizingly painful that I wanted to give up. On top of that, when it comes to emotional pain, no one can tell you when it will all be over. Everyone says, “It takes as long as it takes.” You don’t want to hear that but man,…"7 Genuine Ways to Increase Your Power with Hope"
I’m Terrified to Tell You that I’m a Rape Survivor Because I’m Afraid You’re Going to Judge Me Negatively, Deny My Experience, and Care More About Not Having Your Favorite Celebrities Interrogated or Your Entertainment Disrupted, but I’m Going to Take a Chance and Tell You Anyway By Son of Baldwin I wrote this in response to all of the rape denial going around like the flu because of Nate Parker and The Birth of…"I’m Terrified to Tell You that I’m a Rape Survivor Because"
You may not be aware, but there is a resistance being waged by a certain segment of the Survivor community. It began the moment that rumors leaked that Bishop Eddie Long was dead. For those who don’t know, Eddie Long is a controversial, yet well-known minister in the Black Christian Church community. So, on social media some folks were paying their respects, you know, like you do when someone dies. Other people began to send…"A Must Read: Bishop Eddie Long Is Not the Only One Who’s Dead"
What Now? Revolutionary Secrets Uncovered on Survival, Resistance, and Movement Link to Video➡ https://goo.gl/mtdfN3 Empowerment and Inspiration just in time! WESurviveAbuse.com created a video featuring quotes and links to books that may restore hope and help you build a strategy, organize, and come up with a plan for every letter of the alphabet. Find resources that bring insight into: ✹How one young Survivor of sexual violence confronted an established hero” and a highly ranked university…"What Now? Revolutionary Secrets Uncovered on Survival, Resistance, and Movement"
A Sensitive HistoryThere was a time in my life when I was very emotionally sensitive. Everything hurt my feelings. No one could say anything to me that didn’t make me cry or have some time of emotional outburst. What I know now is that I was overwhelmed with so many unresolved feelings and emotions that I couldn’t properly process anything new. In other words, my inbox was full. I was unable to process…"3 Fail-Proof Ways Survivors Can Respond to Criticism"
I am grateful for today.I start each day with a smile on my face and a feeling of great anticipation. Every day is a new beginning. I feel completely free of yesterday. There are many wonderful things in my life, and I am grateful for all of them.Life is a gift and I am learning to enjoy every part of it to the fullest. Each day is a new and exciting adventure.Life comes easy to…"Survivor Affirmation: I Am Grateful for Today"
Circa 1980 something My mother: So if everybody else goes crazy does that you mean you go crazy too? Me: No? (* I swear, I wanted to say ‘yes’, but something told me that was the wrong answer. Perhaps it was her irritated tone.) Our conversation was in response to a phone call that my mother received. Our principal’s staff had personally called each and every parent. That day there was chaos at the school…"11 Ways to Maintain Your Cool When Life Has No Chill"
As Survivors, many of us are not used to asking for what we need. Survivors of abuse in childhood were not able to do this. Just didn’t have the luxury of asking for what we needed.Even abuse in later years a victim may feel isolated. It seems that you must make it through on your own. Cage of LiesLies. There are reasons that abusive people often make victims feel alone. ⇰Feeling alone is…"How Survivors Can Create a Support System That Works for Them"
Challenges Teach Me Valuable Lessons When I encounter challenging situations, I avoid running away from them. Being able to face obstacles gives me a chance to overcome them.There are valuable lessons to be learned from trying circumstances. My strength is tested and renewed with each hurdle in front of me. I am a force to be reckoned with because I use challenging experiences to strengthen my heart and soul. Emotional hurdles are difficult because they…"Survivor Affirmation: Challenges Teach Me Valuable Lessons"
Memory Lane (2000’s) “No!” “Nobody kisses me! Except my mother, my Grammy, my Aunt Kisha, my LaLa, my Nanny, my Dada, my Gma,” (and the list went on) I knew the list cold. It was a list we agreed on together. See, I am his mother. And, that little four-year-old who was being indignant and yelling, was my son. He was playing with a ten-year-old girl a few yards away from me. I didn’t see…"The One Question Every Parent of a Girl Must Ask Themselves"