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Empowering Child Abuse Survivors and Promoting Awareness

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A Lifelong Journey

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Recently I’ve come across people who don’t seem to understand the battle that a Child Abuse Survivor faces after they’re no longer being abused anymore. The misconception that the pain is gone is not a new concept…but it needs to be addressed. There’s no painful experience that you don’t carry with you even after you’ve survived.

From anxiety to depression to serious lack of trust…survivors continue to struggle throughout their lives. As you know, victims handle trauma in different ways, but one thing is for sure, nobody comes out the same way they came in; For Good or for bad, change is inevitable.

If you have a friend whose a survivor, don’t forget to let them know you care.

If you know a current victim, don’t forget how much you can help them by speaking up.

No matter where you come from or who you meet, everybody needs a hand sometimes, everybody feels pain, don’t assume because a current situation is good, that they didn’t endure darkness.

“Confront the d…

“Confront the dark parts of yourself, and work to banish them with illumination and forgiveness. Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sing. Use the pain as fuel, as a reminder of your strength.”

-August Wilson

We can’t erase our past, no matter how much we try. We’ve all experienced pain, some more than others, and we will forever carry that with us. What we do have the chance to decide is if our past will be what weighs us down and holds us back…or if it will be the fire behind our motivation. It’s hard to have experiences that our so painful that we want to give up on ourselves, because these things have discouraged us so much…but the empowerment we receive by letting it drive us, and use it to wake up everyday and work hard, to make our lives the light at the end of the tunnel, and ensure this pain doesn’t occur to others, is immeasurable. Never let pain define you, because it could be what makes your life incredible, and can be the one thing that makes you the person that helps others. Wisdom from experience is one of the strongest characteristics we can have, and there’s nothing you cannot overcome.