11 Quotes from Sexual Abuse Survivors

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11 Quotes from Sexual Abuse Survivors

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Sexual abuse survivors know what it’s like to be buried by feelings of shame, fear, isolation, anger, and despair. They know that the shadows of trauma are long and will follow them for the rest of their lives. But they also know that true strength, compassion, and wisdom can only come from having to find glimmers of hope in the darkness. A lot can be learned from talking to sexual abuse survivors, which is why we’ve collected the quotes below which were spoken by some of the best and bravest among us:

I love the person I’ve become because I fought to become her.”

It is never too late to become what you could have been.”

“Your past is just a story. And once you realize this, it has no power over you.”

Your value is permanent. It cannot be taken away or changed.”

“My strength has been to open again, to life, and my victory is the fact that, despite it all, I kept alive my vulnerability.”

“I always thought I might die from my feelings. It took a long time to understand these feelings. Just keep working at it and you will get there.”

“Knowing everything I’ve been through and knowing who I am today, I KNOW I am a wonderful, strong, compassionate person. It’s amazing to feel this way.”

“Overcoming abuse doesn’t just happen. It takes positive steps every day. Let today be the day you start to move forward.”

“I laugh a lot and take risks and I’m not afraid anymore. I know now that I’m a survivor and I can handle whatever fate throws at me.”

“All survivors are strong, and we figure out just how strong we can be because being strong is the only option we have.”

“I am living proof that an educated, independent woman can be a victim, but most importantly, can be an overcomer. Today, I finally have freedom.”

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