Survivor Quotes 78

“I survived. And that might not mean very much to anyone else, but it means everything to me. I am bigger than the abuse and I am stronger than my abuser.”
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~ Anonymous, survivorssharingsecrets.tumblr.com

Survivor Quotes 76

“We, as survivors, get the right to define what happened to us. Even if it doesn’t fit the narrative other people want, even if others would find it easier if we changed our story so it would make better sense to them, even if others want to justify what our abusers did because “they didn’t know better” or “they were hurt, too.” Even if our experiences are “too much to be real” for some and “too little to count” for others.”

~ Speaking When the World Sleeps

Survivor Quotes 75

“Send out the anger to where it belongs instead of to you or the people close to you.

~ Diana

Donna Raffanello, Can’t Touch My Soul: A Guide for Lesbian Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse

Survivor Quotes 74

“So many times I didn’t have any hope. Now I love my job and my life. It’s so worth it to stay alive for these times. I’ve never been able to imagine things could be this good. I feel like I’ve landed into someone else’s life. And it’s good.

~ Chris

Donna Raffanello, Can’t Touch My Soul: A Guide for Lesbian Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse

Survivor Quotes 73

“So many times I didn’t have any hope. Now I love my job and my life. It’s so worth it to stay alive for these times. I’ve never been able to imagine things could be this good. I feel like I’ve landed into someone else’s life. And it’s good.

~ Chris

Donna Raffanello, Can’t Touch My Soul: A Guide for Lesbian Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse

Survivor Quotes 72

About her divorce:

“I could no longer live in a situation where I felt such complete disregard for my feelings. It was maybe the first time in my life I made the choice to take care of myself.”

~ Christine Sandor, Warming the Stone Children (Mother-Daughter Sexual Abuse survivor)