First and foremost, I will have you know that I am a survivor and a Christian.
Secondly, I will share that I have been a victim of most types of abuse: childhood abuse, emotional abuse, physical abuse, sexual abuse, spouse abuse, religious abuse, criminal abuse and even self abuse. The icing on the cake was being kidnapped and tortured. So, the cherry on top, you might ask? Well, maybe we can decide together someday, which of my life experiences deserves that honor.
Third, I will not be silenced and that, my friends… is what this site is all about.
I have dedicated my life to being, “a voice for the victims” and I will never stop. By giving our pain and suffering a voice, we give it a purpose and with purpose, comes the ability to heal. Rather than allowing our wounds to drain the life from us, killing us every day, they can begin to heal into healthy scars of survival. Those battle scars can help others to survive, turning tragedies into blessings.
Like many others, I come from a part of the world where hell exists on earth, and if anything made me a believer, it was those experiences (the very life in which I was born.) As early as I can remember, I have known with absolute certainty that pure evil exists and if I believe that, then something deep inside has always known that good has to exist too. I am a grown woman now, and I am still searching for, that which is good.
So, have you ever been the victim of anything? Before you say no, because maybe you haven’t been abused, how about being the victim of fear, betrayal or loss? I would venture to say that every single one of us been a victim of pain and suffering, to some degree. While we each have a story to tell and our experiences differ, pain is pain and love is love, and it is on that level that we can all relate. We are all survivors of life and that is why this site is for everyone.
Whether you believe in God or not, I hope you will join me on my journey of faith, as I attempt to turn tragedy into something valuable for you and I through my stories, and to show how God can use every evil deed for something good in my poems. Finally, find out how you can help support these efforts.
- A Victim Becomes a Survivor and Healer (patheos.com)
- Theo Fleury calls for tougher penalties for sexual abusers (vancouversun.com)