Self-Care and Healing after Abuse

No matter where an individual is at in their healing process, self-care can help manage the effects of living as an adult survivor of childhood sexual abuse (CSA). Self-care involves putting your own needs first and participating in activities that make you happy. It also involves practicing healthy behaviors and surrounding yourself with individuals that support …

Self-Care and Healing after Abuse Read More »

There is beauty in healing

There is beauty in healing, broken inner parts (dissociation) from surviving. I resonate with the art of ‘kintsugi. This concept is an old Japanese philosophy’repairing pottery by golden joinery’ The Impact We can mind our broken parts and our sadness, making them emblems of resilience, the passage of time, and the inevitability of change and …

There is beauty in healing Read More »

It Never Crossed My Mind the ‘Aunt’ Would Lie…And Be Believed

Warning: May contain triggers for survivors of childhood sexual abuse Originally published June 2, 2018 I was seven or so the first time I was left alone with my ‘aunt’. We lived across the street and the family was a big part of our lives. The parting nasty reminder to ‘mind your aunt !’ …. …

It Never Crossed My Mind the ‘Aunt’ Would Lie…And Be Believed Read More »

He Was My Older Brother and I Trusted Him

Warning: May contain triggers for survivors of childhood sexual abuse Starting at a very young age , my brother would show me my dad’s adult magazine collection. One story, told by my father, places me around the age of 3 when my brother was caught showing the neighborhood boys that month’s Playboy edition, which he had cleverly …

He Was My Older Brother and I Trusted Him Read More »

An Open Letter to My Abuser’s Former Victims

An Open Letter to My Abuser’s Former Victims I’ve oftentimes wondered if you exist. I find myself sometimes, combing through the young women in his life, wondering if he ever did the same things to you. Maybe you don’t exist. Maybe you’re just my imagination running wild, my yearning to find someone else who gets …

An Open Letter to My Abuser’s Former Victims Read More »

Thank you for  your interest in Gravity Network!

Gravity Network
%d bloggers like this: