I am dedicating this October Feature Post to the women throughout history that used their voices and actions for our rights. The Suffrage Movement fought for women’s right to vote. Rosa Parks is known as “the First Lady of Civil Rights”, and “Mother of the Freedom Movement”. Dr. Christine Blasey Ford came forward under oath to share her teenage sexual assault. She is to be honored along with all the women that have shared or will be sharing their #MeToo testaments. Below are quotes from survivors of sexual abuse. There was healing for these individuals in speaking their truth and hopefully these heartfelt quotes might reach out and help others to seek help and speak their truths.
“You can recognize survivors of abuse by their courage. While silence is so very inviting, they step forward and share their truth so others know they aren’t alone.” ~ Jeanne McElvaney, Healing Insights: Effects of Abuse for Adults Abused as Children.
“Survivors of abuse show us the strength of their personal spirit every time they smile.” ~ Jeanne McElvaney, Healing Insights: Effects of Abuse for Adults Abused as Children.
“SPEAK TO THE CHILD WITHIN YOU: Tell the child within you, the one that has remained buried that the “adult” in you is positively safe and sound. Start treating the damaged “you” just the way you would have wished to be handled when you were a child.” ~ Patricia Dsouza, When Roses are Crushed.
“My story can unchain someone else’s prison.” ~ Patricia Dsouza, When Roses are Crushed.
“You’ve already done the hardest part; you survived the trauma. You are much stronger than you think you are.” ~ Sarah Newman MA, PsychCentral®
PLEASE REMEMBER YOUR VOICE MATTERS!