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The Antidote to Despair
November 16, 2016
. . . For those who are survivors of sexual abuse and for those who speak out to bring healing and awareness, this has been a particularly painful and even traumatic time. The disrespectful, objectifying, and demeaning language directed at women and the careless dismissal of actions of blatant sexual assault are unconscionable and intolerable. . . . . (read more)
I found a life worth living...
Read the story of one survivor's journey to healing: "It feels like those old movies where everything starts in black and white and then a switch is flipped and everything is touched by beautiful technicolor."
Aiming high to reach more survivors who need scholarship support for therapy... and news of the year.
"To the outside world I was still the perfect image of a smart, happy, young girl. But I have memories from that time that are so sharp they cut like the edge of broken glass."
"Something about sharing my story in a group of other survivors changed me. ... I found a life worth living that I didn't even know was possible."
Hear about Paige's journey of healing and more in our Annual Report.
Each of us has a story ... We want each and every adult survivor to know that sexual abuse is not the end of their story....
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What to do
"Was a Man in your Life Abused?," article featuring Shepherd's Executive Director Janice Palm