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Newly re-released version of the Uncaged Project, a resource for survivors of abuse and sexual trauma

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Eggs, Lambs, and the Challenges of Holy Week

Eggs, Lambs, and the Challenges of Holy Week

Right now, much of the religious world is tapping into the mother-load of sacred rituals and remembrances of events that literally define who they are and why they exist. From the Jewish Passover to the Christian Easter, these celebrations and ceremonies are the cornerstone upon which believers find comfort and strength. Or perhaps I should […]

April 17, 2014 | 1 Comment More
Just a Reminder

Just a Reminder

“Let us put our minds together and see what life we can make for our children.”  ~ Sitting Bull

April 15, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Women’s Beyond Abuse Retreat

Women’s Beyond Abuse Retreat

May 16 – 18, 2014 Queens, New York Committed to Freedom’s Beyond Abuse Retreats are for people who have experienced the intimate violation of abuse, specifically childhood sexual abuse. We offer spiritual tools to help survivors move beyond their abuse. While our approach is from a Christian perspective – from the wisdom teachings and life […]

April 14, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Dear So-and-So’s

Dear So-and-So’s

Open letters to the “So-and-So’s” of the world from Anne Quinn I’ve noticed a great deal of “open letters,” especially lately, circling the internet and thought it was time to join the ranks of the open-letter-writing-club. In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), I’ve composed the following letters for those who have responded to […]

April 10, 2014 | 4 Comments More
Just a Reminder

Just a Reminder

“In order to make progress, one must leave the door to the unknown ajar.” ~Richard Feynman

April 8, 2014 | 0 Comments More
“I Was.” Now what? A Guide for You and Those You Tell

“I Was.” Now what? A Guide for You and Those You Tell

Written by Anne Quinn Co-Director As if it wasn’t distressing enough to experience abuse, exploitation, or sexual trauma, to disclose that to others can also be quite stressful. Just to say those words to another person, “I was …” can cause many survivors to feel as if the world is collapsing. Those words can open […]

April 3, 2014 | 2 Comments More
Just a Reminder

Just a Reminder

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

April 1, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Why Flashbacks Feel Real

Why Flashbacks Feel Real

When you experienced abuse, you probably had one of these responses: (1) you fought, (2) you ran away, or (3) you froze. At the time you experience trauma, your heart rate increases, your muscles become tense, your breathing becomes rapid and shallow, or you go into a kind of numbing shock and check out. Unlike […]

March 27, 2014 | 3 Comments More
Just a Reminder

Just a Reminder

“What day is it?” It’s today,” squeaked Piglet. My favorite day,” said Pooh.” ― A.A. Milne

March 25, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Why Your Memories Feel Disconnected

Why Your Memories Feel Disconnected

  Do your memories of what happened to you feel disconnected? Do they feel dreamlike? Do you sometimes question whether or not it actually happened? If so, you’re normal. Yep, you read that correctly. You are normal. It turns out, when trauma is experienced, your brain’s prefrontal cortex is temporarily shut-down. This is the part […]

March 20, 2014 | 5 Comments More
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Newly re-released version of the Uncaged Project, a resource for survivors of abuse and sexual trauma