The Power of Story

Each time a survivor shares their story it requires a great deal of courage and bravery. The first time I shared my story I was very emotional. But as time passed I felt empowered, and proud that I was able to help others find freedom…

Survivor Story: Rebecca Bender

Rebecca Bender was born and raised in a small town in Oregon. She was an achiever, doing well in both academics and sports. She met a man who took an interest in her. She began dating him and after 6 months they decided to move in together. Everything seemed fine until they moved to Las Vegas…

Survivor’s Ink

Today we would like to highlight the story of Jennifer Kempton, founder of www.survivorsink.org

Last month I found myself awake at 2:30am. This happens to me several times a month. I suspect it is a symptom of PTSD. When I find myself awake and anxious I usually start reading scriptures and inspirational words online, to help me settle my mind and process whatever trauma memory is trying to find an outlet. This time I ran across a website called Survivor’s Ink…

Tika’s Story

I was born to a military father and a housewife at West Point Military Academy. We relocated to California when I was 3 years old. Living in drug and gang infested South Central, and because of my father’s battle with drug addiction, I was traumatized by my...

The Story of Norma Bastidas

We all have hopes and dreams. My sister loved to play with insects when she was a little girl. Where most girls would squeal and run, she was always happy to pick up a worm and examine it. I always assumed she would be a vet. Now she works on staff at her local church and rides a harley…

In Search of Family

When I was a child, I had one wish.  I wanted a real family.  I used to dream about it.  I remember sitting in my backyard and watching the house behind mine.  I am not sure why I picked that house.  There were houses in every direction because we lived in a suburb. ...

Finding My Power

Image by Alexandru Dragan I have been thinking about a popular quote by Marianne Williamson the past few days. “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light not our darkness that most...

Elisabeth Corey Intro

My childhood was not a childhood. In my family, men had sex with little girls. It was our normal. It was our culture and it was generational. My parents grew up with it. Their parents grew up with it. Most of the victims in our family didn’t even remember it because...
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