Beginning to Embrace Being a Survivor
After years of therapy and healing work, I thought I was done with my healing journey. Yet, I still found it difficult to really feel joy and be proud of all that I had accomplished. I continued to feel ashamed of my body and the way I looked. I was closed off to trusting others, especially other women.
It did and so much more.
It was truly the first time I have ever been the presence of women, other survivors, who absolutely accepted me for exactly who I am. This, in turn, allowed me to begin the steps to accept and love myself in the same way, for exactly who I am.
While I couldn’t have helped what happened to me as a victim of sexual assault, I am beginning to embrace being a survivor who loves herself unconditionally, who knows that she is created for greatness, and now has a Sisterhood of Survivors who are my family for life.