Continue reading “Thief”
“I feel like he took my soul” is a phrase that I’ve heard from more than one survivor. The first time I heard it, I wanted to cry with relief. That is exactly it, I thought. I was overwhelmed with relief that someone felt the same way as me. It made me feel less alone.
Some of the most desperate in society have suffered more than you can possibly imagine.
Continue reading “Trained Thoughts…”
I live near an organisation that provides help for the homeless, many of whom have challenging mental health needs. A lot, if not all of these people will have suffered trauma in the past and now face daily judgement.
This was written in 2020, during the pandemic. It is important to include because it illustrates that the journey to recovery is not linear. It’s bumpy, sometimes there’s a road block and diversion, but that’s ok, as long as we keep going. 2020 hasn’t been easy for anyone. Under times of acute stress, the survivor of child sexual abuse may find themselves stumbling off the path for a while and they must climb back up. Sometimes good things can be achieved during tough times.
Continue reading “But What If I Can? (The pandemic from a survivor’s point of view)”
“His shame, not yours,” we are told. It’s never that simple though. Of course we all understand this on an intellectual level but on a visceral level it’s a different matter entirely.
Continue reading “Shame On You”