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Re-Learning to Love Yourself After Abuse

Loving yourself after abuse means allowing yourself to dance across–to and fro, weaving in and out of–the four Stones of Healing (self-study, self-love, self-compassion, self-awareness)… for the rest of your life.

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Survivors in the Grey-Area: Intersecting Identities, Vulnerabilities, and Inequalities

Our identities are based on, among other aspects, our race, class, gender, sexuality, faith. What happens when the vulnerabilities and inequalities associated with each of these intersect? Survivors who are black women, pregnant working mothers, illegal immigrants or male could see their multiple identities interlock against them, but by analyzing their abuse through the lens of intersectionality we can better understand how to help.

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Advocating for Teens in a Domestic Violence Relationship

TDV, just like domestic violence, is ruthless, and the road to recovery is often long and uphill. This is why it is an issue that should not be minimized and, instead, should be taken as seriously as intimate partner violence in adults. As seen in the survivor story above, it can affect survivors long after leaving the abusive relationship.

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The Art of Healing After Domestic Violence

The physical markers of abuse may have faded, but the spiritual and psychological scarring from domestic violence may last a long time after a victim leaves her abuser. Even though the road to healing from past trauma can be long, it is possible to regain what you had lost someday. Some days will be harder than others, it’s true.

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