Post Tagged with: "survivor"

Contributors

How Surviving Sexual Trauma Became An Inherently Feminist Act For Me

How Surviving Sexual Trauma Became An Inherently Feminist Act For Me

By Alle C. Hall In the United States, April is National Sexual Assault Month (SAAM). The focus is to prevent sexual violence—which are golden words to this survivor, who began […]

Contributors

Author, Mother, Survivor Writes About Finding Peace After Years Of Battling Personal Trauma

Author, Mother, Survivor Writes About Finding Peace After Years Of Battling Personal Trauma

By Francesca Miracola ‘I Got It from Here: A Memoir of Awakening to the Power Within’ (She Writes Press, Apr 25, 2023), is both a story of hope for women […]

Contributors

Do You Think Your Body Saved Your Life?

Do You Think Your Body Saved Your Life?

By Lynn F. Forney [TW: violence from an attack, mention of disordered eating.] “Do you think your body saved your life?” I was asked this question on a podcast recently. And, […]

Interviews

Producer Of ’11 Minutes’ Docu-Series Shares Her Own Story Of Surviving The Vegas Mass Shooting

Producer Of ’11 Minutes’ Docu-Series Shares Her Own Story Of Surviving The Vegas Mass Shooting

October 1st marked the 5 year anniversary of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. We all remember hearing the news about a gunman who fired bullets from a […]

Working Women

Sharing My Personal Survivor Story Became The Most Powerful Breakthrough Tool In My Work & Life

Sharing My Personal Survivor Story Became The Most Powerful Breakthrough Tool In My Work & Life

By Brielle Cotterman [Trigger Warning: domestic violence, intimate partner violence] Thanks to Simon Sinek, we are all familiar with the concept of our “why.” We know it matters and that […]

Entertainment

Director Marfisia Bel Centers The Survivor POV In Her New Short Film About Sexual Assault

Director Marfisia Bel Centers The Survivor POV In Her New Short Film About Sexual Assault

Directed by LA-based filmmaker Marfisia Bel and supported by Film Independent, ‘That’s The Password in This Town’ is a coming-of-age story portraying a young woman’s bittersweet transition into adulthood. The […]

Contributors

Bestselling Author & Trauma Survivor Releases Transformative Book To Guide You On Your Journey To Forgiveness

Bestselling Author & Trauma Survivor Releases Transformative Book To Guide You On Your Journey To Forgiveness

The following is an excerpt from Shannon Moroney’s ‘Heal For Real: A Guided Journal to Forgiving Others―and Yourself’ (Page Two, January 4, 2022). Informed by over a decade of work […]

Entertainment

Author, Entrepreneur & Cancer Survivor Heather Chauvin Shares Her ‘Dying To Be A Good Mother’ Story

Author, Entrepreneur & Cancer Survivor Heather Chauvin Shares Her ‘Dying To Be A Good Mother’ Story

The notion of “Dying to be a good mother” is a familiar refrain to many mothers worldwide. Especially now with the impact of COVID-19 laying bare the systemic inequalities that […]

Causes

As A Domestic Violence Survivor & Advocate I Am Working Even Harder To Sound The Alarm During COVID-19

As A Domestic Violence Survivor & Advocate I Am Working Even Harder To Sound The Alarm During COVID-19

By Kaitlyn Carpenter Last October during domestic violence awareness month, I wrote an article for GirlTalkHQ sharing my own experiences and the horrifying statistics of domestic violence in the United […]

Contributors

Author Lisa Braver Moss Writes Coming-Of-Age, Vietnam-Era Novel About Surviving Domestic Violence

Author Lisa Braver Moss Writes Coming-Of-Age, Vietnam-Era Novel About Surviving Domestic Violence

The following is an excerpt from ‘Shrug’, a book by Lisa Braver Moss, out on August 13 from She Writes Press. The novel follows a Vietnam War-era teen whose family […]

Entertainment

Art Exhibit Displays Rape Survivors’ Clothing To Challenge The “What Were You Wearing?” Narrative

Art Exhibit Displays Rape Survivors’ Clothing To Challenge The “What Were You Wearing?” Narrative

It is a phrase that has been worryingly used far too much colloquially and within the justice system when it comes to rape cases: “what were you wearing?”. It is […]

Body Image

Artist Creates Illustration Series Celebrating The Parts Of Our Bodies We’re Told To Hide

Artist Creates Illustration Series Celebrating The Parts Of Our Bodies We’re Told To Hide

We are all about body positive messages and we’re also always on the lookout for artists and creators who use their talent to share messages of empowerment. We came across […]

Body Image, Health

Powerful Equinox Campaign Features Cancer Survivor Proudly Showing Mastectomy Scars

Powerful Equinox Campaign Features Cancer Survivor Proudly Showing Mastectomy Scars

It must be a sign that change is in the air, especially in the advertising world. While we’re certainly not trying to claim that objectification of women’s bodies and co-opting […]

Contributors, Health

I Survived A Rare Type Of Cancer, Now I Spend My Life Raising Awareness & Money For Research

I Survived A Rare Type Of Cancer, Now I Spend My Life Raising Awareness & Money For Research

By Heather Von St. James I‘ve been around the cancer community for 11 years since being diagnosed with malignant pleural mesothelioma in November of 2005. See, I had never heard […]

Girl on a Mission

Former Sex Trafficking Victim Helps Other Female Survivors Reclaim Their Tattoo-Branded Bodies

Former Sex Trafficking Victim Helps Other Female Survivors Reclaim Their Tattoo-Branded Bodies

Her story reads like something out of an award-winning Hollywood movie, or perhaps a narrative that we would sooner associate with someone from across the world in an under-developed area. […]