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Charlotte Issyvoo

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You've heard of abuse within conservative religious communities, but happens in the liberal ones too. I was trafficked by hippies:

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You've seen this dress before, in cooler weather, with 60s mod tights, boots, and a cape. I don't think this dress could be styled as anything other than a 60s look, but my take on it is different this time. This time, I was ...
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Mike McBride
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The writer of this is right.. survivors should tell their story to let other victims and survivors know they are not alone.. it shouldn't be kept quiet.. finding this community has helped me in a big way already sharing my story.. and getting a few empethatic comments in response of other survivors is the best medicine to heal.. people who understand the trauma are better therapists than most psychologists and psychiatrists.. I encourage every victim and survivor to tell their story.. it helps with healing emmensley..
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Hi and thanks for accepting me into your group.. ughh I endured physical mental emotional and religious abuse from since I can remember from my mother and when I was 4 1/2 yrs old my mother met my step father and he started physically abusing me from that young age to about the age of 16 when I left home... I am somewhat damaged but try to keep positive and working really hard on self development and improvement and learning to forgive these people for what they have done.. although it was verry tough I am greatful for the hardships as it has lead me on a journey of awakening to true self and higher purpose.. sometimes I get upset as to how any grown adult could possibly hurt a child like that.. so fragile and innocent and craving love only to be violated and treated like you are not even a human being with feelings and emotions by your own so called parents... I dont resent what's happened to me as now I have more empathy and understanding and compassion for others who have been through grief and trauma no matter how severe.. it has taught me to treat others more kindly as you really dont know who is damaged and hurting badly behind a fake persona.. and through those years of feeling like I had no one who cared or to talk to.. ive gotten to accept and love myself the way I wanted.. I have learned to fill the hurting black void with love for myself others and nature .. and I love young children like my own as I have no children I always make sure I at least smile at the young ones.. I really feel for children as they're so pure fragile and innocent and need to be protected and nurtured with the right attention.. something I also find sad is that there are great adult people out there who would make the best awesome parents and would appreciate kids and treat them right but unfortunately cant have their own children.. then you get people like my mother and stepfather who took parenthood for granted and mistreated their kids.. hmm no resentment for my own circumstances though like I mentioned the suffering has given me some positive qualities that I can share with others.. and I probably would go through all of the bullshit suffering again even worse so no other child would have to take my place and feel the same pain.. I do still love my mum to death despite everything as I feel sorry for her lack of understanding and empathy.. but I find it hard to even pretend to like my stepfather as I wasn't even his own biological child and he violated my personal space for years.. I can forgive but I still do not like him as he is in denial of what he did.. he isn't even sorry or thinks he did anything wrong and calls himself a born again christian... seriously what kind of a fucked up grown man beats up on a 4 1/2 year old little girl?? Ugh he makes me sick and cringe... mean nasty person.. yeh I really dont like him at all..
thanks for letting me vent a little of my story xx tam
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+Tamara Kotz Sending healing and light to you Tamara. :)
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This is free may be helpful to listen and overcome
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Difficult Days

I am tired
 Tired of the battle
 Weary of the struggle
 Worn out
 Worn down by constant effort to stand

And the song of the
 Cheap whore of suicide
 Like a moist siren,
 wooing me to sweet repose,
 Calls
 Ever calls
 In a deafening whisper
 That bellows
 Drowning out the voice of hope
 Denying and possible future
 With finality pronouncing
 My tomorrow D.O.A.



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No Working Title - A Life In Progress is now available for purchase from the website. 
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Well...i am a simple man, amougst simple men


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Angel Bear

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Feel over powered by the images of the past. I'm not sure why it's getting so bad lately. Feeling alone in a world filled with people who care about me. I'm starting to struggling seeing what is now and what is the past. Even trying to pick out emotions is not working out well for me.
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+John PLFVolunteer Agreed.

+Angel Bear  I had this ex therapist who was a complete bitch and little girl at the same time it was like she didn't know her job at all but was afraid that I was gonna take it from her lol. I am in therapy again for something else...I understand what you're going through and feeling.
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A public place for survivors to gather, for support or sharing information. this has been created in cooperation with the website www.childabusesurvivor.net. Please be respectful of all members, and remember that none of the moderators are professional therapists. if you are in immediate danger please contact local law enforcement or suicide prevention center. Please note: any commercial posts or pleas for funding from fundraising sites that are not associated with a known charity will be removed, per the advice on those same websites about only donating to people you know and trust.
 
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steven james

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Malcolm Underhill is an expert on child abuse compensation claims. If you have been abused, our team of specialist qualified abuse lawyers can provide help and advice, seeking to help you beyond the law.
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I was asked to repost this post becasue of the amount of p[ositive feedback it recieved.

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Anyone who has survived trauma knows that there are certain triggers which come up afterwards that
 continue to affect your life. For survivors who become parents, the experience of raising children can
 bring up many of these triggers. Being aware prior to what those triggers could be and just how to
 manage them can ease the anxiety, and also, it certainly helps just to learn that you're not alone in
 experiencing these feelings. In this article will find tips and resources to assist you manage when
 things get tough. I've included some information specific to moms and dads, and to both. But please
 go through all the info, as there could be some cross-over.

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Because of the nature of triggers I have choosen not to include it in full here. If this short article is of interest to you, you will find it completely at http://noworkingtitle.org/parenting-as-an-abuse-survivor/

 
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Han Nah

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One year too late.... I thought i was taking a step forward when i called a lawyer, only to find out the state's statute of limitations has expired and they can't take my case. Now what????
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+Han Nah Looking back, I don't regret confronting the abuser on my own, It was like drawing a line, in the sand and daring him to step across it.  He chose not to, and came up with all sorts of ridiculous bullshit excuses to try and "white-wash himself".

Perhaps if he hadn't of done that, we could have settled the issue there and then, but I am happy with the way that the proceedings went.

Perhaps such confrontation IS a waste of time, as such vile predators will say absolutely anything to try and save their own skin.

I'm so glad to read that you are not giving up, Han - you ARE a fighter!  :)
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ryan baxter

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how do people survive child abuse??
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You get out of the abusive situation and then you just get try to get over it... I am mostly over mine but sometimes it comes back but it rarely does 
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Angel Bear

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I've been having nightmares again. When my friend was over I fell asleep curled up next to her, then woke from a dream about jade grass and a yellow house. The grass looked fake but the house very real. That's because this house in the picture is the one in my dream and the reason I woke panicked. I was abused in this house and this is the place I first felt alone. This is the house I tried starving myself, self-harm, counted pills, and started writing. This is the house that I lived in when I first reached for help. I was bullied at school, I came home to be watched my eyes that killed me slowly on the inside. I was dead in this house and now I am alive again fighting the memories of my death.
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I can't imagine how difficult it must be to have such vivid nightmare... keep up the fight :)
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Well friends and group memebers...the day is here, we published No Working Title - a Life in Progress. A autobiographical consideration of the effect of sexual abuse and pornography on boys as they grow into manhood. It is an anthology of poems, short stories and art.

Today I want to give you thanks with a promotion code for 15% discount off the book.

All proceeds from the book go to aiding the vitims of sexual abuse.

When you proceed to the bookshop to purchase your copy of'No Working Title - a Life in Progress ', you will be given a way to enter a discount code, when you enter the code 'thank you' you will be given 15% off the purchase price.This code is for you, your friends and your family and will expire on June 1st.

Please leave feel free to leave your comments and reviews and I will enjoy hearing from you directly via email.


From my heart to yours....thank you.
 Thank you for standing with me
 Encouraging me
 Believing in me and the message I would like to get out to the world.
 Thank you for being passionate and vocal.

This is actually the least I can do.

T.A.
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Sheryll Roberts

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SWAT. SURVIVORS With A Testimony
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