Big journeys begin with small steps

Each story is different and yet similar. My story is only one amongst many. The common theme is that the abuser expects the victims/survivors to hide in the shadows. There is too much victim blaming and invalidating of survivor’s experiences going on. It is changing but it is changing too slowly to help those who are out there now, as I once was.

Pencil drawing of four female child abuse survivors standing together
Hold My Tea, I’ve Got This

Hold My Tea, I’ve Got This

So much of what I have known, or thought I knew, is based in lies. That is the truth of abuse. It is the healing from that abuse that is the most difficult. I know this to be true, I’ve got this.

Triggers (Are) Was My Normal

Triggers (Are) Was My Normal

I had that moment recently when I realized I am living within my triggers. It is a reactionary way of living based upon fear and abuse. I don’t want to live based on triggers anymore.

The (Dys)-Functionality of Family

The (Dys)-Functionality of Family

Having written about my dysfunctional family I didn’t realize how dysfunctional they were. As I read through the signs of dysfunctional families I am awed by what I went through.

The (Family) Ties that Bind

The (Family) Ties that Bind

There are instances, such as mine, that blood relations do not mean family. Being bound through blood to two abusive people is not the family I would have chosen.

From Darkness to Affirmations

From Darkness to Affirmations

I don’t want to ever be ‘Before Times Talia.’ One of the methods I use are positive affirmations. Trying to turn the negative self-talk into positive self-care talk.

World Introvert Day! That’s a Day for Me!

World Introvert Day! That’s a Day for Me!

Introverts tend to be misunderstood. We can sometimes by moody, we like being alone, and silence isn’t uncomfortable for us. On January 2nd I celebrated what makes me an amazing introvert for World Introvert Day.

What is most personal is most universal.

Carl R. Rogers

Each story is different and yet similar. My story is only one amongst many. The common theme is that the abuser expects the victims/survivors to hide in the shadows. There is too much victim blaming and invalidating of survivor’s experiences going on. It is changing but it is changing too slowly to help those who are out there now, as I once was.

And so, I choose to stand in the light by sharing my story. I am hopeful that my story will inspire others to do the same. When we are all standing together we will no longer be denied our truths.

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