Survivor Quotes 71

“The one truly generous act of my mother’s that I could really put my finger on: her leaving me alone.”

~ Jenny Diski, Skating to Antarctica (mother-daughter sexual abuse survivor)

Survivor Quotes 70

“We’re the strongest people that there are… We’re courageous and strong and creative.”

~ Chris

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

Survivor Quotes 69

“It’s not your fault. There’s nothing wrong with you.”

~ Kim

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

Survivor Quotes 68

“I realize that being alive means I win.”

~ Deri Ann Gereighty

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

Survivor Quotes 67

“I have always been an avid reader, so early on and now that has been my best resource.”

~Serena

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

Survivor Quotes 66

“I use writing as therapy. The experience of writing was amazing for me. It gave me the freedom to go where my life was lacking.”

~ Dorian

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

Survivor Quotes 65

“When we survive sexual assault, we are the gift. When we survive, when we go on to love, to work, to speak out, to have fun, to laugh, to dance, to cry, to live, when we do that, we defeat our attackers.

For a moment, they strip us of our choices. As we heal, we take our choices back. We are the gift to ourselves, our families, our communities, and our nation when we survive.”

~ Melissa Harris-Perry