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I Am A Survivor Not A Victim

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 228 People

    I Am A Survivor.

    I endured a very weak immune system throughout my childhood and teenage.My physical growth was effected because of that.I have seen my family abandon me.I was bullied for the majority of my life till now.I lost my father when I was 14 years old.I have seen people around me...
    Macrajat Macrajat 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 6, 2012

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    A Broken Puzzle, Slowly Being Put Back Together

    My name is Cassidy and I am a rape victim. Until recently I couldn't say that let alone say it to thousands of people online. I'm 17, and I was 16 when I was raped by my ex-boyfriend. Though its only been a year I am nowhere near the same person I was. I guess I'll start from the...
    CassidySuburia CassidySuburia 18-21, F Oct 20, 2013

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    I have to say this is a story I have never told

    to anyone expect the one person I share this tale with. It is a hard story for me to tell and before you continue u must know it doesn't end in justice and over there is no happy ending. I was 12 when my mother became friends with a woman called Lucy, she had met her at the pub...
    DreamsOfALife DreamsOfALife 18-21, F Aug 13, 2014

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    No More Victim Card.

    i was reading this website by melanie tonia evans about N and i comes across the concept, where i need to take responsibility and accountability of my life, my feeling , my emotions, rather being the victim of my life problem. and today, i told myself, i am a survivor, not a...
    fien fien 26-30, F Sep 10, 2013

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    How I Almost Became A Murder Statistic But Survived

    Life has a way of molding and reinventing us as trauma, crisis and drama infuse our lives. But, underneath, at the core, is who we are. It's that short timeline from birth through school age. The beginning of our journey is when we form our preferences; learn faith, battle our...
    McCannT12 McCannT12 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 26, 2013

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    Is It

    I believe when can turn into victims only if we allow ourselves to. Everyone has "survived" something. I am who I am from the experiences, scars and all. I'm not going to change.
    random1581 random1581 41-45, F 2 Responses Jun 15, 2013

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    Refuse To Be

    I've survived many things. I've survived domestic abuse, physical abuse, sexual abuse, verbal abuse, and many other things, but I refuse to be a victim. I am a survivor. I refuse to give those who have done things to harm me power by calling myself a victim.I am in control of my...
    RhombusInTheSquare RhombusInTheSquare 36-40, F 8 Responses Jan 18, 2013

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    I'm still putting myself back together; Slowly

    picking up the pen and the pencil. I'm wary of my own sketchbooks, after all, art is what led me to this failure. Why did I have to fall so breathlessly in love with science? Why did I pour all my passion into neuroscience? Why didn't I just do what everyone expect me to? Why...
    LisaLuxuria LisaLuxuria 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 8, 2014

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    Related Experiences

    I was raped when I was 16 by a guy that was supposed to be my boyfriend at the time.he raped me 3 times,I was a virgin.I didn't know at first that it was rape,I thought that was...
    FantasyKitty FantasyKitty 18-21, F Mar 27

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    Born again.. From the abyss of darkness rising like a phoenix to burn my passages throughout the sky anew. That's how some feel after there failed attempt at ending it. In truth it...
    NihilSineNefas NihilSineNefas 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 12

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    The truth about surviving is you're never really the same. You suddenly become subhuman, A species to be studied through a microscopic lens by a doctor, Both of you detached and...
    oh00236 oh00236 22-25, F Apr 15

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    I have attempted to write my story three times now. Let's hope this one works. I can not identify with a victim or survivor due to how my injury occurred. It was due to my own...
    jessintenesee jessintenesee 41-45, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    When I was 15 I was in love with a boy who was two years older than me and he would always trick me into being at his house when his parents weren't home and well... he forced...
    Nevermore0412 Nevermore0412 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Almost my entire childhood, I was a victim of my mother's abusive boyfriend's violence. My father was out of the picture due to illness. He was hospitalized for most of my...
    Kenpachi00 Kenpachi00 26-30 2 Responses Apr 12

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    I keep thinking how different their lives would be if my mum hadn't found me. My parents out of their minds with grief, at least for a little while. My five year old brother...
    betruetoyourself14 betruetoyourself14 13-15, F 3 Responses Apr 12

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    I'm doing a vid on victims I need your help! All you need to do is put on one side of a paper I am a victim and the on the other i am a victim of _____. You take a vid of that and...
    Justbeingme14 Justbeingme14 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    I hate it when people blame the victim. It's never the victims fault. I don't care what they were doing, where they were or how they were dressed. A crime is a crime, and whoever...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    Lynn Bates (aliases Lynn Jones, Lynn Bates Jones, Beverly Jones) is a con artist living in Connecticut. Her victims are mostly men, but she is a good enough confabulator and...
    VictimofLynn VictimofLynn 56-60, M Apr 3

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    I'm also a child abuse survivor this is the only thing destroying my heart my soul my life this pain of feeling someone used my weakness took my innocence and made me a destroyed...
    emmadarko emmadarko 22-25, F 8 Responses Mar 30

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    I am always available to talk to anyone struggling with the same history. There is no right or wrong response. Pain manifests in ways that cause a reaction. Freeing the person...
    FrictionFractal FrictionFractal 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 1

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    I have gone 5 years without self-harming myself. I seriously never thought this day would come. I never could see the light before but I'm so glad I held on and am so thankful for...
    crossheart crossheart 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    It is very easy to become an active member of the group. You can announce your desire to help female survivors here and you can be got in touch here or on your whiteboard or of...
    hasmita hasmita 61-65, M Apr 12

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    I have survived growing up being sexually molested by my uncle. I survived a marriage where I was a punching bag. I survived painful cancer surgery. I survived working two jobs to...
    mom4ce mom4ce 51-55, F 1 Response Apr 15

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    I'm survivor of lymphomea but now i have brain cancer and leukemia
    photographyismylife photographyismylife 13-15, F Apr 16

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    The battle with cancer takes more of you than you will every know.I am a survivor of Hodgkin lymphoma iam happy to say i won the war but in the long run the treatments did a whole...
    Jazonx Jazonx 36-40 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    It took me 10 years to fight what seemed like the inevitable outcome of my fractured mind. I do not belittle your struggles. Life is hard and mental health is real. But know this...
    DaniAllsopp DaniAllsopp 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    My ex was a *****. Repeatedly. Let's leave it at that. I was also sexually assaulted by my neighbour when I was very, very young. And I had a third attacker when I was in college...
    dontyouunderstand dontyouunderstand 18-21 8 hrs ago

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    Emotional abuse is just as bad I think because it causes undue stress. Stress can kill you. It will cause you to make poor decisions. I am victimized at times even at the age of 3...
    jamielove7777 jamielove7777 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    NO man should ever hit a girl! ... Unless it's from the back ;) Please don't take any form of abuse ladies, you DON'T deserve it. Know your worth. If you are scared in a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Apr 4

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    I just heard the front door open and it terrifies me...Im in my room, but Im filled with overwhelming fear and anxiety...I know that they wont physically abuse me, but I was badly...
    serenityshadow serenityshadow 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 12

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    I've recently been the victim of multiple rape over a period of 3 weeks.. I was drugged in my own home with Midazolam, suspected Rohypnol, suspected GHB (hair is with forensics and...
    craigyp craigyp 41-45, M 3 days ago

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    skin renews itself every ~28 days. so 17 more days & it's like he never touched me (:
    vodkaxanax vodkaxanax 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    I have this crush on a boy at my school. But, I don't know how I will react to dating and having to be physical towards him (holding hands, talking, etc.) I don't know if I am...
    darebearsworld darebearsworld 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    i was literally dying pasted out to wake up and c that the man i love so much punching and stomping me. once our baby cried i ran out the apartment while he had the baby. i held on...
    MedinaAbdul MedinaAbdul 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    Does anyone else in this group suffer from major health anxiety now as a result from our traumatic pasts?? Like worry that you are sick or going to die? I feel like it's because...
    Happybri123 Happybri123 18-21, F Mar 28

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    If reports are to be believed China has arrested and imprisoned five women who planned on International Women's Day a protest against sexual harrassment on public transport. It is...
    hasmita hasmita 61-65, M Mar 29

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    Just happened. I was super drunk last night and doing stuff with a guy, he asked with we could do anal and I drunkingly say no then we were layed out on the couch and he put it...
    strawberryletter22 strawberryletter22 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 29

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    It would be nice if I could have somebody to talk to about what has happened and maybe give their advice. I have posted experiences over the past couple of days so you'll probably...
    hopeandsoul hopeandsoul 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 29

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    When I was five years old, I did something to upset my father. I still don't know what that was, but I know what the consequences were. My sleeves were never long enough to cover...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Mar 29

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    I've been raped. And sexually assaulted. I hate myself
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Mar 31

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    I have not, but I'm about to and I'm excited :)
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F Mar 31

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    I was very fortunate to have two very loving parents whom did everything they could for my sisters and I growing up. Dad came into our lives when I was only four. He in effect...
    snowberry75 snowberry75 36-40, F 4 Responses Apr 1

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