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Tracy Rector

I’m a survivor of domestic violence. For years, I had no voice. Gradually, little by little, I lost agency over my life. For 23 years I was married to a minister – living in a glass house with an abusive husband.   His spiritual abuse bruised my spirit. Being married in the early 80’s, emergency shelters …

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Wendy Jensen

As a brand-new veterinary school graduate back in the 80’s, I had achieved my dream. So why wasn’t I happy? Why did I continue to carry the weight of despair, along with a lonely hopelessness? I decided that therapy might help, but it wasn’t easy. Days before that first appointment, I drove around the office …

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Tizz O’Toole

I was five years old when things went sideways. My father was back after walking out when I was a baby.  Every rotten thing that a kid could ever experience short of death became the new normal for the next nine years at his house when I visited. Summers, school holidays, and every other weekend were …

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Caroline Hammond

I never knew how rare it is for police, lawyers and healthcare workers to believe survivors of abuse: nor how vital that belief is to someone’s healing. Until one evening I made a discovery on my fiancés computer. There were online forums this man visited, which discussed how to drug your girlfriend and watch while …

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Rena Romano

For almost two decades, I was molested by an older half-brother starting at the age of four, and raped by a co-worker in my early twenties. The shame of their crimes almost killed me. I tried desperately to erase those horrific memories and numb the agonizing shame by using drugs, alcohol, and sex. Shortly after …

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Cathy Almonte

Having been a victim of domestic violence, I sought drugs and alcohol to ease my pain.  My cries fell upon closed ears.  It was not until I started my artwork that I thought someone was hearing me. Here are two pieces I have created, that describe what it means to be a survivor. This rose …

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Amanda Culpepper 

A piece of me was taken in September of 2001 when I became a victim of an armed robbery and sexual assault. The months and years that followed taught me who I was meant to be, and that girl is a warrior. As a victim, I watched law enforcement work my case with integrity and …

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Kat Duesterhaus

When I was 14 years old I was sexually assaulted by a group of guys. It happened at a party I had gone to with some of my girlfriends.  The guys at this party were older, most of them had already graduated high school. And it was my first time drinking liquor so I wasn’t …

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