Why This Blog You Ask

I’ve been asked why in the world I would want to revisit these horrible events of childhood. I want to be very clear on the purpose of this blog, this is a blog of survival. This is not a means to continue to wear the “victim label” as so many do. I do not continue to give the abuse power over my life by continuing to live my life in a way that reflects those events.

I want this blog to be a testament to the ability to overcome terrible childhood events. I live a  balanced, healthy and  fulfilling life. I’m not saying that I never think about those events but they are passing thoughts and memories.

I want to give credit where credit is due. I owe the state of Oregon my life in more ways than one. I had an amazing caseworker as well as several caring therapists that went over and above. Not only did they put me through group and individual therapy but  the state of Oregon also paid for my scoliosis surgery. If I had not had that surgery when I did, I would not have lived to see my 30’s. I realize that there are many people who have had terrible experiences being in state care but I have nothing but praise for the treatment that I received.

I invite any feedback, stories or experiences you would like to share. We are all here for a reason, we are all connected and there are no coincidences.


5 Responses to “Why This Blog You Ask”

  1. Isis I suffered child abuse too and it has taken years of therapy to get over it. I understand why you write and applaud you for it.

    Best wishes


    • There are way too many of us out there. It never ceases to amaze me how humans can be so destructive toward each other. On the other hand, I consider it to be the path and the lessons that i’ve chosen for this lifetime.

  2. I don’t know what to say; I really don’t. But I have this need to inform someone I read this, oddly, and that I am on my way to read the rest.

    I don’t even know how to end this comment. I’m just bad at these things.

  3. You hear that 1 out of 4 girls are victims of sexual abuse, but I think its the other way around. I’m sorry that these things happened to you, and that they happened to any of us. I don’t think that I would have the guts to write it down, I applaude your strength and I’m glad you made it out to find us. Love ya and I’m proud of you.

    • I agree about the numbers. It’s amazing how many stories people have shared with me since I began this blog. Stories of sexual abuse, physical abuse, mental abuse and rape. I too am glad that we all found each other. I look forward to the day when we can all get together. Thanks for the encouragement.

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