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#734

I Say No More because there are too many of us living and struggle with our everyday lives because we are ashamed about what another person has done to us.
Me for an example; my abuse was on and off throughout my childhood. The longest lasted 4 years. By me staying silent for so long, to I have PTSD, Emotional Disorder and Depression. I had to learn how to gain control of my life that I didn't know for the longest that I could. I'm taking it one step at a time.

STILL HEALING🌹

you will eventually overcome, just trust the process

It only took one painful walk into a police station to end my nightmare

I don’t know .

Once when I was 15

Believe there’s something way better

We all have the ability to be allies and support the survivors in our lives.

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Jesus loves you and me and He wants us to heal and He WILL punish those who harmed us in the worst way.

#930

I believe in us.

we were just kids

you are what you love, not what has happened to you.

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#929

To any survivors,
I believe you. I see you. I hear you. I stand with you. You are strong. You are not dirty. It was not your fault. You are not alone.

trusting the wrong person

I need to reach out i hope to heal from this. my goal is to get him locked up before this happens again. my hope is to ask god to guide me.

Dear reader, the following story contains language of self-harm that some may find triggering or discomforting.

You are surviving and that is enough.

Abuse of Authority

You are not alone.
Keep fighting.
You are a survivor.

#916

You are loved, and you matter!

"Little Miss Sunshine"

“Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us.”
Samuel Smiles
Is something Im trying to remember. Also knowing you are not alone, someone out there will listen to you and will believe you.
Hope is seeing the work people do for the people that have been through darkest and toughest time.

#904

Healing is acceptance, forgiveness and being able tomove forward

Dear reader, the following story contains language of self-harm that some may find triggering or discomforting.

911

To the other survivors, I want you to know that you aren’t alone in this and that it’s not your fault. It was never your fault.

Every step forward, no matter how small, is still a step forwards. Take all the time you need taking those steps.

#902

For any survivor reading this, you are not alone.
I come from a quite large family where abuse and neglect happened on a daily base, the abuse happened starting from 2 to around 13, I was very isolated and had a lot to learn when I was saved. I wasn't aware of all the dangers and knew nothing about healthy boundaries. I learned to be invisible and submissive. I quickly learned that my past caused me to be revictimized, I felt no self worth and thought the only way I was loved was by giving away my body to strangers, strangers who took advantag...

906

Always remember it is NEVER your fault. Don't let people twist your mind into thinking you caused anything of what happened to you. The problem lies with the PERPETRATORS and the ABUSERS. THEY are the ones who have the problem, NOT YOU. Find those that DO support you, and keep them close and in your heart.

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To anyone who needs hope if you need a hug know I'm one you can trust to pray for you. I'll do my level best to support you. Be strong my dears and know God loves you and will help you heal too. Just ask and you shall find. I'm here too if you need me at all. Hoping to go to a take back the night event this year in villagenear my town.

#901

Healing isn't always linear, there are ups and downs to every healing process. Just remind yourself that you didn't ask for that and it wasn't your fault.

#892

It does get better and no matter what, always remember: ITS NOT YOUR FAULT! I am doing much better now and I am in a stable and loving relationship with a respectful guy almost 2 years later. You are loved and you are strong. You got this!

“Healing is different for everyone, but for me it is listening to myself...I make sure to take some time out of each week to put me first and practice self-care.”

Survivor

If you are reading this please know you are not alone. When I was 15 years old and had just gotten back from eating disorder treatment, I was lonely, lost, and vulnerable. I had zero sexual experience, in fact I had never had my first kiss yet. One night I went to a small party, and drank a lot without knowing my limits because I had never drank before. Long story short, I blacked out and only remember bits and pieces of the night. Unfortunately I have a few memories that I can never forget. A completely sober boy came to the party and ended u...

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#830

Don't matter what you are or do, you are in charge of your life. There is still hope.

#870

I also believe in hope, and in your strength. I got out of a violent, abusive marriage despite the fact few people believed my story at first. Don't worry about proving anything, just take the next step to help yourself heal, you are worth it, and deserve peace.

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I believe in you I believe that you have another courage to speak up and get justice if that’s what you want you deserve justice even if you think you don’t

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Keep going no matter what happens.

“It can be really difficult to ask for help when you are struggling. Healing is a huge weight to bear, but you do not need to bear it on your own.”

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I was used and abused by my next door neighbor's teenage son for two years, from age 4 till age 6. I was friends with his little sister and him and he gained my trust after my mom and I moved into the house. The first time it happened we were in the living room and he got my Simpsons sheet from my room and we went under the sheet and he unvelcroed his board shorts and took his penis out and put my head on it, telling me to pretend it was a bottle, it was frequent between oral and anal and I didn't understand how bad it was, my mom caught it fi...

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#826

I really see no point in talking about anything when law enforcement does nothing with this information. I’ve been waiting many years now. I leave my Apple phone in lockdown mode because of repeated Pegasus hacks on my cell phones over the years. There is no private and safe way I can report crime like this when my phones are repeatedly hacked. Organizations like this aren’t reporting anything to law enforcement to protect rape victims still experiencing crimes from a rapist stalking them to death their whole lives into isolation and inevitabl...

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Don't give up and keep pushing forward. It might feel like there is no hope but I promise there are blue skies and green grass on the other side of the hill.

Not Sleeping soundly

Hope comes from late Old English hopa "confidence in the future,". I would reframe that to having confidence in yourself. HOPE can be dangerous and you can hope for change, hope for better but YOU ARE ENOUGH as you are and if you are hoping for better then believe you can do it. Be kind to yourself and put one foot in-front of the other.

“It’s always okay to reach out for help”

#799

Healing is using my position to share my story with current college students, using my position to listen to college students, and using my position to educate college students.

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