Shadow Flying In Daylight (sistahraven) wrote in _survivors_,
Shadow Flying In Daylight

Thought Stirring Question: Public

Many survivors find it difficult to talk about having survived rape or abuse. Some try very hard to be open about it, and others prefer their survivor status to be private.

The process of telling others can be difficult. Each journey is personal, and it's important that each survivor choose who to tell their story or to reveal they are a survivor to. There is no right or wrong answer about how public or private you choose to be. However, since it can be so hard to know where to begin with telling others, we'll be discussing that this week.

This week's questions are:
- Who have you chosen to tell about being a survivor? Did you tell them specifics, or were you more general in telling them?

- Has anyone told others that you are a survivor, or told your story, without your permission? How did you approach the situation afterward?

- How have you been able to relate to friends or family since being out as a survivor? What approach worked best for you to tell others about what happened to you?
Tags: telling others, thought stirring post

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