I still cringe when my grandfather’s words echo in my head, “You know you wanted it.” Um, No! I DIDN’T want it – the chronic sexual abuse that I suffered from that predator – but still, those words and what they imply have always made me shudder. The dream-like memories that form after sexual trauma […]
“I’m so enraged I want to destroy them!” Does a statement like that shock you? Probably not – at least not if you’re a survivor of abuse or sexual trauma. To feel intense and often prolonged indignation is not only common, it is understandable. It is also a troubling reality that survivors often grapple with. […]
by Anne Quinn, Co-Director Recently, my son spent $0.25 of his hard earned money on a ball of used yarn for his cat. The cat enthusiastically welcomed this rummage sale treasure into her play time with open paws! It wasn’t long until the nice, tight little ball had become unwound and the loose string was […]
Beyond Your Broken Past NYC 2016 Online Registration deadline Wednesday, January 27th, 2016.
It’s a rare survivor of sexual trauma who hasn’t fantasized – often in vivid detail – about getting revenge for what was done to them. In fact, we’re quite creative in how we would carry it out and what the outcome would be. It bears mentioning that seeking justice and extracting revenge are not always […]
We’ve all been there. Hungry. Hunger pangs are powerful motivators that will eventually dominate your every thought until they are satisfied. Hunger pushes you off the couch and out the door. It makes you noisy, cranky, and demanding. The journey beyond sexual trauma and abuse often begins with hunger – not necessarily physical hunger – […]