Hi, I am a survivor of childhood psycho sexual abuse and I would like to share my story to help others regain the confidence to face the world again.
Between the ages of 7 to 14, I was sexually abused on a weekly basis by my father.
Since then, I have been through a lot of emotions, but have now come to a point where I feel I am able to face situations and the world once more.
I’m not saying it has been an easy ride and everyone’s circumstances are different, but the one real major support I found was having someone to which to talk: be it a close friend, family member, journal entry, or even a counsellor. I found saying things out loud or even writing them down truly helped me to focus on more important things in life, and to voice my feelings.
It’s not about brushing things under the carpet or forgetting, but rather to have an outlet to talk about everything: events, feelings, and how these affect you now.
I find it’s important not to forget what happened in the past, but to not let it affect the way you can live now – it’s not worth letting bad things affect how good you can be now.
It’s time to stand up and say: I am a survivor and I’m going to start living my life how I want to from now on.