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30th-Sep-2009 12:26 am - Some restorative truth.
Sword
Hello courageous people,
I know many of us have felt a lot of triggers, retraumatization and emotions from the Mackenzie and Polanski news events. There has been a lot of victim blaming and plain ignorance about the dynamics of abuse being displayed in the news and in online forums.
It's been a rough last few days for these of us who are out there trying to heal and to set things right in the world.
The ever amazing Angela Shelton spoke out and has written a beautiful response piece in attempt to dispel the lies and provide some truth and perspective.

Here is the link. Trigger alert for mention of rape, incest, sexual abuse, graphic mentions of sex, molestation, drug abuse and sequestration.

It is an amazing post and it restored my faith in my own sanity and in the validity of what I've been seeing this week. I hope you find it encouraging too.
15th-Apr-2009 10:21 pm - sorry but, another post.
 This post isn't about me, but, I need help with my boyfriend who was also sexaully abused.

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24th-Feb-2009 07:44 am(no subject)
fate purple hearts
I don't even know how to word this..I joined this community awhile ago,had a long post about my past, but got frustrated w/ trying to post it..one day maybe..
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if someone could word this better, please just tell me and i'll change how it's posted...
(right now going to walk away before i delete it..not comfortable, but need to know..gah)
15th-Feb-2009 06:24 pm - Mod post - trigger warning
-cold in life's throes-
There's a CSA public service announcement from Australian TV going around Youtube and other places which you may run into. It is meant to be incredibly disturbing as it is an "awareness" piece.
It begins with a proud father giving a toast at his daughter's wedding, and for the first few moments it seems harmless.
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The ending states "If only getting over sexual abuse were this easy" and gives statistics for CSA in Australia, hoping to raising awareness in the community.
Please be advised that these pieces are incredibly triggering and that you may wish to avoid watching them.

[edited to include links]
8th-Jan-2009 10:22 pm - Kid in trouble, I need advice
I haven't been too active here lately due to my life being hectic, so I apologize for that, but I was hoping someone here might have some useful advice for an abusive situation my family is involved in.

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I tried to make this short but it's hard to cut it all down, so I really appreciate any one whose read this far. If you have any relevant advice on how to manage this, we'd really appreciate it.

EDIT: I've tried to use the more universal term "CPS" (child protective services), but I may have slipped and written "DCF" once or twice, which is my area's local name for the same agency.
18th-May-2008 11:44 pm(no subject)
Glam!
So, I'm nearing the end of my first month of an outpatient treatment program - I start week four on Tuesday night (Monday is a holiday here). While therapy itself is interesting, I'm still nowhere near actually connecting to my emotions when I speak about my history.

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I hope everyone here is doing well. *hugs* to you who need it. Thanks for reading.
31st-Mar-2008 10:26 pm(no subject)
I have a ton to say in this post. And just needed to vent on some of the things that have been going on as of late.
Cut for friends, betrayal, trust issues, counseling, memories of rape (no details, family stuff that is going on (moving, parents getting back together, dealing with my father (who is my rapist), mentioned of using illegal drugs, mention of past abuse. And I think that is it. Tell me if I missed anything.
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If anyone of you got through this beast of a post props to you. And thanks for listening.
TTFN.
~c
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