Category Archives: Stories of Inspiration & Hope

Our heart, our tribe, and the occasional bit of news.

We want to set you up for success so we’ve written out resources for counseling and inspiring messages from survivors and thought leaders.

Apr 16, 2020 | Stories of Inspiration & Hope

Stronger Than We Know

By: Samantha This guest blog post was written by our friend, Samantha. Her story is powerful and brave, and we are so honored that she is choosing to be a

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Apr 16, 2020 | Stories of Inspiration & Hope

Chapters of Life

By: Rose Have you ever met someone who has been through a similar traumatic experience as you? You can see that they’re not just surviving, but thriving. They are open

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Apr 06, 2020 | Stories of Inspiration & Hope

Stereotypes & Discoveries

By: Jaime When I was in college I was sexually assaulted at a party. I always thought it was stereotypical – girl goes to a party, girl gets drunk, girl

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Mar 27, 2020 | Stories of Inspiration & Hope

I Never Imagined

  By: Sherri This blog post was written by Sherri, a woman who suffered years of abuse, but was finally able to heal and receive counseling through a Speak Your

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Mar 19, 2020 | Stories of Inspiration & Hope

An Educator’s Journey

My story begins with a childhood that was filled with sexual abuse by multiple men. I can’t remember when it started, but I remember the feeling of fear associated with

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Mar 18, 2020 | Stories of Inspiration & Hope

I Am a Survivor, Hear Me Roar!

By: Brenda Wann I had just been asked to speak to a group of male and female prisoners in a Chemical Dependency Treatment Facility, but I had never spoken in

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Feb 25, 2020 | Stories of Inspiration & Hope

This Is My Story

This blog post was written by Audra, a woman in our community. Audra’s story is so powerful and full of forgiveness and redemption. We ask that you please read this

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Feb 11, 2020 | Stories of Inspiration & Hope

My Journey to Therapy

I grew up with people telling me I was “too smart” or “too tough” for something bad to happen to. I instilled this need to be perfect for everyone around

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Feb 10, 2020 | Stories of Inspiration & Hope

Abuse & Forgiveness: 50 Years Later

I’m a 76-year-old man and I experienced sexual, physical and other forms of abuse. Because of my deeply rooted insecurity, fear and shame, I refused to deal with the impacts

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Feb 04, 2020 | Stories of Inspiration & Hope

It Couldn’t Happen to Me

When I thought about abuse, I never imagined it would happen to me. I wasn’t walking alone when an obviously bad guy jumped me, had his way with me, and

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