“I never would have called myself a survivor until I saw this image.”

“Although trauma exists in most of us, it doesn’t define us. Trauma can be the catalyst for healing, exploration of oneself, reflection, action and perseverance. This image is a pure reflection of all of those things. I have spent my life unraveling the feelings brought on by sexual trauma, making sense of those feelings and redefining them by giving the feelings and actions my very own meaning. As a survivor that is what you do, you don’t let the trauma define you, for you.” – Amanda L., child sexual abuse, age 4

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