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My Secret No Longer Has Power


I am a sexual abuse SURVIVOR. 

A few years ago to say those words brought so much shame and embarrassment, I thought if I could run away and put my childhood trauma to rest and never think about it again I was doing good. I have always gone to therapy and different counselors but nothing seemed to help. Until Saprea found me. 

I had been working on my issues for a long time but never really had any aha moments until them. After going to the Saprea Retreat, I found others who felt like they were broken too. I discovered I wasn’t alone. 

Yes, I was sexually abused, but I won’t let that define who I am. I am worthy of love, loyalty, honesty, and all the other amazing miracles that happen when you surrender to your fears and learn that there are other ways to cope and thrive. 

My life now is changing so quickly since opening up. I am starting the process to begin a peer trauma group in my town. I am also hoping to be able to go to schools and educate children. 

Once the secret is out it has no power over you. I have found such peace inside myself that I just want to share it with the world. 

-Maggie, Survivor