Bearing Witness to Me

Bearing Witness to Me

Witness to Survival Bearing witness to others’ stories helps me know that I can survive. So I watch, listen to, and read about others’ stories to see how they survived their abuse. Almost as important as surviving, is how they lived afterward. How they...
The Importance of Sharing My Story

The Importance of Sharing My Story

Being Vulnerable Bearing witness is sharing the parts of ourselves that we have hidden from the rest of the world. I survived by hiding myself, my pain, and my abuse.  As I walk this path, I realize how important it is to continue sharing my story. To bring...
Awareness Happens When We Bear Witness

Awareness Happens When We Bear Witness

I wrote about The Importance of Bearing Witness on December 22, 2020. Which now feels like a million years ago. Many things have changed in two years, but not my thoughts on how important it is for us to share our stories and to listen to the stories of others. ...
The Importance of Bearing Witness

The Importance of Bearing Witness

The Importance of Bearing Witness I realize more and more the importance of bearing witness. I was thinking about how much it has helped me with working through my history of abuse and looking forward. When I start to get tired of moving beyond the darkness that sits...
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