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I Want to Help Victims Become Survivors

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    Helping Victims Become Survivors

    Hi and welcome to Rising Above Magazine! You may be wondering what this magazine is all about and the purpose it serves. Well, Rising Above is a magazine put together by survivors of abuse for victims and survivors of abuse. Here at Rising Above, we have come together to write...
    RisingAboveMagazine RisingAboveMagazine 22-25 1 Response Jun 29, 2008

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    You Were Victims

    Now you can be the survivors. You have come a long way. Good for you.
    mother1983 mother1983 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 9, 2011

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    Entrapping Term

    I regard the term 'Victim' as being entrapping in itself- it provides the offender or offence with some form of continual power over the person they have wronged and that only can lead to destructive feelings of self-contempt, revenge and a considered idea of being weak...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 3, 2008

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    Help Victims

    If I can help anyone or any victims become survivors, it will make me happy lending them a helping hand. 
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F Aug 13, 2011

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    My Aim

    In my life I have been in the position of needing someone to care enough to reach down and pull me up . To show me I was not broken beyond help , to give me the proverbial shoulder , and even to walk me those few first steps back into society when I was so sure I could not be...
    softkitti softkitti 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 14, 2011

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    Was a Victim Once

    I was once a victim.  Ten years ago I was raped by an older man.  It was an awful experience and it turned me into a empty shell for a long time.  I didn't know how to cope with those feelings of betrayel.  Of feeling that I was at fault for what had happened...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 21, 2009

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    Everyone Deserves to Live

    I Try and Teach Victims They are Survivors. To See past the Pain. Everyone Can be a Survivor They Just have to be Willing to Endure the pain.My Goal is to teach that they Can Survive!!.
    matthewsmommy matthewsmommy 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 2, 2008

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