Survivor

Return to Innocence

Return to Innocence

We all hear voices in our heads. Ok, I know what you’re thinking, but just hear me out. We hear the doubting voice, the overly critical voice, the voice that tells us to give into fear, the voice that says you are justified in your anger and victimhood. Then there...

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SWIRLING

SWIRLING

We live in Michigan now. We moved here in June. Right after school let out for the summer. We sold our farm. And basically everything. Even the chickens. We are renting a house. Right in town. In our new town. It’s big and ugly and shaped like a barn. The kitchen has...

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I AM A SURVIVOR

I AM A SURVIVOR

How Understanding the ACE Study Impacted a Human Trafficking Survivor I learned: • Trauma escapes language and causes memory loss • Toxic stress stems from relational poverty • History repeats itself if you don’t understand it • Abuse is passed on generationally • How...

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HEALING AND RECOVERY

HEALING AND RECOVERY

I spent years living in a dark place with a negative outlook on life in general; I hated myself, and I did not feel worthy or like I mattered to anyone because of how I was treated by most people. It was as if my eyes were not only open to the bad but also closed to...

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IT WILL GET BETTER

IT WILL GET BETTER

   I tried to kill myself. Multiple times. 6 years ago I tried to kill myself. More than once. For some reason I survived. I didn't understand why it didn't work and why I was still alive and had to suffer on this earth with everything I was going through. 6 years ago...

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