no longer silenced movement

Empowering Child Abuse Survivors and Promoting Awareness

“You will find …

“You will find that it is necessary to let things go; simply for the reason that they are heavy. So let them go, let go of them. I tie no weights to my ankles.”

-C. Joybell C.

Life after abuse doesn’t make pain go away. There’s always questions about why a person did this, why it happened to you, why are you still experiencing emotional pain…The truth is the emotional aspects of a traumatic childhood never go away, but in order to move on, we must lose our sense of revenge and hatred.

It’s such a difficult thing to do, to let go of such awful abuse, but it’s how we can better our lives. The greatest thing you can do for yourself, is tell yourself every day, to a mirror, in a journal, in your head before you go to sleep “It’s not my fault, I did nothing wrong, I will accomplish my dreams by working hard, and overcoming my past”.

Always love yourself, more than you hate somebody else, don’t let the term “disadvantaged youth” control your life…show the world you can do it, no matter the obstacles you’ll need to overcome on the way.

Difference Makers Idea Challenge & Kicking Out Child Abuse

difference makers

Months ago, the idea of a 1 day soccer tournament to benefit child abuse awareness and empower survivors came into play. A sport gives a child a fun activity to be passionate about, even  when they feel alone, and their loved ones are against them. Soccer is simple because it requires little equipment to practice, great for a child who needs a hobby that they can even do alone if they have to, practice kicks against the wall, or foot skills in their living room, it’s the most universal sport.

At a college in Massachusetts, we’re pitching our idea in the Difference Makers Idea Challenge for current students and alumni. The Difference Makers Idea challenge consisting of educational workshops, help a team with an innovative idea to plan, organize, and find resources for their solution; A challenge that can help others make a positive change in the world.

Tomorrow is our last workshop, with a team meeting to follow, we’re about halfway through the program and challenge, and have a long road ahead, but we’re excited to share some of our projects with you.