Emotions

In the process of recovering from your abuse you will notice the impacts on you. Though these differ from survivor to survivor, there is one that is not often recognised, let...

Wanting your voice heard can sometimes be buried deep within, and therefore not always obvious, you were, after all, taught it wasn’t safe to use it. Probably, anytime you tried you...

Every survivor everywhere has been conditioned to believe that the sexual abuse they suffered as a child, was their fault. That they somehow ‘made it happen’, so if that is...

A belief held by many is that actions speak louder than words, I don’t think anyone would dispute that, but I want to take it a step further. What happens...

People believe that being held captive, is being held against their will, usually through a physical restraint, and then locked into a room from which they cannot escape. (Think any...

When you are a survivor having someone who believes you and supports you is gold. Finding at least one person who stands by you and supports you it’s almost indescribable. For some...

As survivors if we are sharing what happened to us, some of us have this habit of justifying the truth when discussing with others. This has to stop. WE need to...

For some of us, feeling confident when dealing with powerful people just doesn’t happen. The fear, the paralysis can be so strong that even finding words is a struggle. This also has...

Having your own back as a survivor is not without its challenges. WE are conditioned from the time our abuse began, to put our needs last and not value what our...

If you talk to the average person about proud moments in their lives, chances are they could probably list a few. Part of being human you would have thought, the...

It's almost impossible to be visible when a key part of our existence has been hiding in the dark. Being a survivor of child sexual abuse means that we become...

Feeling disappointed and then accepting it is one of life’s many challenges. Commonly appearing as a person letting us down, or something we hadn’t anticipated, disappointment is part of who we...