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Dustin Dakota

When I was a child, I used silence as a defense to feel safe. Anytime something upset or hurt me, I found it easier to say nothing and pretend it …

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Future Conferences

Save the date! 2023 – April 11-13, Hilton Chicago, Chicago, IL 2024 – April 2-4, Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego, CA 2025 – April 22-24, Anaheim Marriott, Anaheim, CA 2026 …

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Dyanie Bermeo

My name is Dyanie, and I was sexually assaulted by someone impersonating a police officer. I constantly blamed myself for it all, as I was a student studying criminal justice. …

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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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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