August 15, 2017

My Smile Is No Longer My Shield

"My journey began at this retreat and I am reinvigorated for life's lessons." -Margaret, Survivor- Smiling was my coping mechanism, as people don't tend to...

July 20, 2017

I Am Educated and I Understand

When a survivor first breaks the silence about abuse, loved ones sometimes struggle to know how to respond. Initial reactions often include anger and confusion....

July 20, 2017

I Was Confused, Angry, and Hurt

When a loved one tells you that they’ve been sexually abused, your initial reaction can be strong. You might be angry. You’ll probably be confused....