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When I was at @columbiachi @columbiacollege1754 I had an instructor sexually harass me not once, but again to the point where I recorded him, and then brought the recording to the assistant dean. She heard all of it. She was visibly offended. I have student debt there. I still have the recording. When will this be acknowledged? #metoo #sexualharassment #studentloans #sexualabuse #watchus
Posted @withrepost@soovertherainbow * Fetishising a POC isn’t the same as loving them. * Only engaging in ‘taboo’ (use your own definition here) sexual acts with POC, when you would never do them with a white partner is another way to fetishise them. * Racist white people can be married to or be long-term partnered with POC. It doesn’t mean they respect other POC outside of that relationship. *Racism in Polyamory is a HUGE issue that is usually ignored by white polyamorists. They’d rather talk about Jealousy a zillion times, than racism. *BDSM/Kink relationships can be a minefield for POC who are often forced into roles (either dominant or submissive) by white kinksters. *Disabled, Fat, Old and/or Poor POC may sometimes feel forced to put up with racism from their white partners due to feeling vulnerable, or for fear of not being believed when they talk about it. They can also be made to feel ‘grateful’ for any attention they get. *POC may feel wanted in the bedroom, but ignored/unacknowledged outside of it by their partners. *For an example of how I’ve experienced racism in Polyamory, see: https://tinyurl.com/y2c6vub9 #polyamory #disability #fat #racisminrelationships #domesticviolence #intimatepartnerviolence #emotionalabuse #sexualabuse #mixedrelationship
Sexual abuse case in #Mudgee #NSW. Contact us today if you have any information #sexualabuse #investigations
A few tears today. My sister has stage IV metastatic cancer and she received some not-so-positive news yesterday. I feel overwhelmed sometimes, struggling with facing my fear and grief about my childhood sexual abuse in secret, while simultaneously facing fear and grief about my sister. Sometimes I think it’s too much for me to be facing both things at once, but I think it’s necessary. I can’t possibly be emotionally stable enough to deal with my sister’s stuff if I don’t continue to heal from my abuse. Taking things gently today. Self-care is the priority. 🎨: @curious_lauren #trauma #traumaquotes #childhoodtrauma #sexualtrauma #sexualabuse #childhoodsexualabuse #anxiety #abuse #metoo #metoomovement #survivor #childhoodabusesurvivor #childhoodsexualabusesurvivor #healing #chronicpain #chronicpainwarrior #timetoheal #mindbodyhealth #empowerment #healingjourney
😊💭🌹Being aware of our thoughts and what we focus on can affect our emotions . #negativethoughts When you are feeling overwhelmed/stressed/Anxious ask yourself what is that your focus? #bexleyheath #sidcup #welling #greenwich #CBT #talkingtherapy #oneinfour #abuse #domesticabuse #sexualabuse #addiction #anxiety #depression #selfharm #childtherapy #adulttherapy #playtherapy #mentalhealth #mind #drugs #alcohol #mindfullness # #bexley #bexleyvillagecakeshop
Person 2: at the back of our house there's was this family really really good family. 4 girls n their mom, they had cousin who would come on holidays and stay for couple months. I remember him so well, short hair, small eyes and he's was short. I would always go and spend some time there, my mom has a good friendship with that family. One day in the middle of the afternoon, I woke up and went to their house, there was only him and a mate of his. Inside the room and in front of his mate, he sexually abused n the smell, the pain and embarrassment. I could've talk and he finished and just acted normal I was pissed and scared, why those poeple that I call friends or family friends, poeple who are close to me do this. I think too much but never told somebody, would go through days like it's normal. I stopped going to that house as often. Not really long after that he left and never saw him since. #childabuse #abuse #sexualabuse #ptsd #emotionalabuse #childabuseawareness #children #abusesurvivor #domesticabuse #trauma #ptsdrecovery #cptsd #childsexualabuse #childhoodtrauma #narcissisticabuse #trump #childabusesurvivor #mentalhealth #survivor #quotes #kids #childrensrights #divorce #sexualassault #feminist #parentalalienation #love #childabuseprevention #suicide
Currently in Michigan, they are attempting to pass new requirements that would greatly reduced the number of available mental health professionals. Putting thousands at risk of losing someone they trust( including myself). Also, they want to lessen the requirements for supervisors in the field. We need more educated professionals, not less. Please take a moment to sign the petition. The link is below. http://chng.it/Gk5nnQxKJH #survivorssafehaven #sexualabuse #sexualassault #survivor #reclaimyourvoice #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthmatters #mentalfitness #therapy #michigan #michiganmentalhealth
An unlikely trio for me to choose today. I decided to get out of my head and tap into my intuition when choosing oils for my diffuser. Vetiver has been coming up for lots of people around me lately and while I've been suggesting it its not one I use much, however I know that its one we need to use more of in the house. . So here they are. This is what I popped in the diffuser 2 drops Vetiver, 3 drops Pettigrain 4 drops Wild Orange. . Wild Orange is the oil of abundance (and if you check out my facebook page you'll understand why I am so drawn to wild orange which involves a study on PTSD) Vetiver is the oil of centering and descent and pettigrain is the oil of ancestry. Powerhouse trio for remaining grounded and centered while healing traumas of the past. . If you are ready to become more proactive in your own personal healing journey then lets have a chat and I'll help you get started and guide you as you learn to take the reins of your own healing journey. Happy Thursday 💓🙏
#bukansalahkamek invites you to share these templates and our hashtag as we come together in solidarity against sexual violence. Sept - Oct 2019 School Outreach | Film Screening | What About Kuching Exhibition #bukansalahkamek, #stopsexualviolence, #swws, #sexualharassment, #sexualassault, #sexualabuse, #metoo, #nomeansno
I think for various reasons it’s important to not necessarily let people know about your experience, but let them know people in their “inner circle” have been victims of sexual abuse. People need to learn it’s not just a problem somewhere else in the world, but it’s a problem in their own home town as well. I don’t want everyone knowing the exact details of what happened to me, but I do let people know they’re triggering me with the words they use and they need to realize how many people are sexually abused. Not everyone needs to know the details of your story, but I don’t believe we can make waves without sacrifice... People don’t have rights because we deserve them, people have rights because we fought for them. Maybe you don’t want people to know about your personal story, but, unless an ocean of people come forward, nothing will change and we’ll never make waves. Maybe this is a long-shot comparison, but think about #lgbtq 🏳️‍🌈 rights. Even though they always existed, they weren’t accepted until a mass amount of people started coming forward fighting for their rights. (Allies included). It excruciating to admit what happened, especially to those you know, but there aren’t enough people coming forward and there aren’t enough allies fighting sexual abuse to actually make any changes yet. We need everyone to come forward, together. #together #juntos #metoo #endrape #endrapeculture #victims #comeforward #makewaves #makingwaves #sex #abuse #sexualabuse
Some days are easy, others are hard. Mental health is fickle, as is our brain. Healing since 2013. Feels like it will never be over which is a pain. Homework from psychologist to help me regain my identity. Become who I once was before the abuse was done. Before I shut down and stayed in protective mode. Before my freedom and childhood were shaken to their core. Becoming me again for myself and those who surround me. Such a long, long road ahead. So glad my husband found me. Found me before I pressed ignite. Before I gave up the will to fight. Fight to be happy, fight to be sain. Fight to shed this overwhelming pain. Now I keeping fighting to make my daughter proud. Fight to show my husband that he is my world. Show them both, who I really am, underneath this scared little girl. By Nicole Donahoo 2019 #mentalhealth #depression #anxiety #exhausted #sexualabuse #survivor #pain #fighting #healingfromabuse #healing #somanyemotions #findingmyself #findingpurpose #lovemyfamily #amazinghusband #gorgeousdaughter #familyofthree #breakingfree #whoireallyam #poetry #selfcare #selfhealing #demons #findinghappiness
Your Mental Health is Key to US. . . . Nobody said it's going to be easy, you attract what you FOCUS on and what you THINK about. So darling, have a POSITIVE mindset and determine to GROW and LIVE. . . #BoysMatter #Boys #men #father #influencers #parents #streetboys #sexualabuse #mentalhealth #emotionalabuse #mentaldevelopment #lagosnigeria #boychildren #sex #counselling #lagosdads #dearparents #love #peace #depression #community #socialmedia #trending #un #who #africa #family #mothers #worldchangers #eloviainitiative
If you are having a hard time sleeping and need to destress take a bath or shower! * * * The routine of this can be very relaxing and even more so, while soaking with Abba. Put your favorite worship music on and pour out your soul. * * * Nighty night ✨
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#Repost @yayasanpulih • • • • • • ㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤ RUU Penghapusan Kekerasan Seksual bertujuan untuk memberikan perlindungan legaldan memberikan hak-hak yang seharusnya didapatkan oleh korban kekerasan seksual . Namun, masih banyak informasi yang disalah artikan dan akhirnya menimbulkan kesalahpahaman mengenai RUU ini. Yuk, simak konten Pulih hari ini dan kita coba menelisik kembali dan memahami lebih lanjut mengenai RUU ini! ㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤ #pulih   #pulihfoundation   #yayasanpulih   #ngo   #lsm #klinikpulih   #klinikpsikologi   #psikologi   #psychology #trauma   #konseling   #konselingpsikologis #sexualharassment   #exploitation   #sexualabuse #sexualassault   #sexualviolence   #kekerasanseksual #penyeranganseksual   #sexualviolence #pelecehanseksual   #stopsexualabuse #stopvictimblaming   #endgbv #perlindunganhukum #sahkanruupks #gerakbersama #meetoo #sahkanruupks
I don’t smile very often but when I do it feels so much better than when I’m not. I convinced myself that my smile wasn’t good enough anymore so I stopped smiling. Today o couldn’t do anything but SMILE 😃. Smile because you can, smile like you mean it, and smile like you’ve never smiled before because you deserve to smile. 😁 #fearless #werkprayslay #wcw #wednesdaythoughts #thesecretsaucetosuccess #podcasts #podcaster #podcastlife #motivationalspeaker #itsavibe #bornready #smile #fashionable #fierce #livefearlesslyhappy #sexualabuse #fightlikeagirl
As many of you know over the last couple of years I have begun to move my own professional focus to sexual trauma, and the majority of my clients have experienced chronic childhood sexual trauma. Exploring the unique and life changing impacts this type of trauma brings with it is part of my life's work and helping us all have a better understand of these impacts for ourselves as survivors as well as for our friends, partners and loved ones, I believe is vital for our individual and collective growth and healing. /../ #trauma #complextrauma #traumainformed #traumainformedembodiment #embodiment #traumaprocessing #ptsd #cptsd #intergenerationaltrauma #ancestraltrauma #culturaltrauma #culturalrelationaltrauma #therapy #therapist #traumatherapy #traumatherapist #somatic #somatictherapy #sexualassault #sexualtrauma #sexualviolence #sexualabuse #childsexualabuse #childhoodsexualabuse #sexualexploitation #sexualharrassment
Therapy Homework Draft: Re-Write my childhood hospital fantasy from an adult perspective. 🐻💕 I felt the need to draft a ‘flowchart’ of one potential scenario before I could liberate my mind to narrate. This is my attempt to unblock my willingness to go there. Im proud to say it worked. I’ve started narrating. ✨🙌🏻 #cptsd #ptsd #osdd #gad #trauma #csa #therapy #emdr #abuse #psychotherapy #recovery #ptsdrecovery #shame #abandonment #neglect #sexualabuse #growth #hope #arttherapy #survivingtothriving #lovingkindness #selflove #writersofinstagram #vulnerability #healing #positiveresourcing #meditation #therapyhomework #mentalhealth #selfcare
10 women. . . . All sharing bravely &/or sitting in loving support of each other last night at sexual abuse survivor peer support group. . . . I moved to take a picture of the chairs after most folks had left. And one of the ”old-timers” 🤣gave me this caption: “The names left, but the stories stayed in the chairs,”. . . . See you next week.💜
Thank you to these Assistant District Attorneys for supporting Kendra and all the amazingly brave kids and adult survivors they work with on cases involving child abuse and sexual assault. #NowYouSee #childabuseawareness #childabuse #sexualabuse #sexualassault #survivors #strong
Episode 3 now available. This was a very deep and emotional episode to record. I shared my story and I hope this may help another women that experience this same abuse. Remember, No means No, Bitch!!!! #theAgendaPodcast #nomeansNO #sexualAbuse
To everyone out there who has gone through abuse, I just wanted to remind you how strong and brave you are for surviving what you went through. Abusers love to mind fuck their victims into thinking they are weak, stupid, unlovable people who should be thankful for having them in their lives. It doesn't matter if it's physical, sexual or emotional, they are master manipulators and everytime they catch an unsuspecting, vulnerable victim in their web of lies and destruction. They even go so far as to make the victim think that it's all their fault, saying things like 'look what you made me do' and 'if you only did this...' But I want you to know, if you have gone through abuse or are currently going through it, you are not a helpless victim. You are a warrior who has lost their voice. You are a powerful soul who has been tricked into believing that you are the opposite. You deserve so much more than what the abuser in your life has made you think. So if you are currently going through abuse, please know that it doesn't have to be this way. You are not the first or the last to go through it. There are pieces of shit abusers all around us unfortunately and sometimes it is impossible to spot them. Abusers love control. They want to be the master and you their slave. They want to cut you off from everyone so you are under their full control. So I believe the first step to get away from an abuser is to make sure you're not alone. Retain contact with family and friends. And then you need to find the courage inside of you to tell someone what's going on. And trust me, you have the strength to do it. You've just been made to believe that you done. So please, speak up if you need to. Because you are worthy of love and happiness and you deserve so much more than what you're going through. Help and support is out there, I promise. And when you finally see the truth, and not the lies that you've been spoon-fed by your abuser, you'll see how powerful you really are and the true colour of the abuser: a weak, pathetic individual who has tricked someone into believing that they are even weaker and more pathetic than they are. Remember, please reach out. Support is out there. ❤️
Child sex trafficker sentenced to 17 1/2 years. Authorities say Damari Singleton tried to start a second prostitution ring while awaiting sentencing. Singleton repeatedly recruited girls and women from troubled homes with histories of sexual abuse to work as prostitutes. He kept them compliant through false promises of love and romance, while isolating them from their families and support systems to make them dependent on him. #childtrafficking #sanjose #sacramento #sextrafficking #sextrafficker #criminal #sexualabuse #victims #children #teens #women #jails #vulnerable #sexualexploitation
Everybody has got some places that he or she will never forget. Mostly those are places where they had a good time. Where they had their first kiss, first love or just places which are memories of a great childhood. This place you see in this picture has also got a story for me. It's the place where I lost my virginity. I was raped at this places when I was a little boy. I will never forget this place, the view, the wind and the pain. When we walk around this world I am sure we are always passing by some places where something good but also something bad has happened to others. I will never go there again, I wish I could forget this place and everything that has happened there. But I will never. Hey Mr. I'm sure you can also imagine this place and I hope you are feeling bad when you see this place on Google-Earth. I hope some day I would get the chance to piss on your grave, that place would be a good place for me. Fuck you!
Listening to the presenters of the 2019 EndItNow conference, I gained an understanding of what the term spiritual abuse means. While it can be expressed in well-known ways like physical or sexual abuse (done in the name of God or religion) the descriptions that struck me most were the following: -The requirement to submit to a spiritual authority without right to dissent -Unreasonable control of a person’s right to exercise freewill in spiritual or natural matters -False accusations and criticism by labeling a person as, for example, disobedient, rebellious, lacking faith, an enemy of the church or God. I’m afraid these tendencies have shaped Adventist culture for as long as I can remember. Have you ever felt afraid to raise a question because you didn’t want to be seen as a trouble-maker? Have you ever hidden behaviors you knew in your heart were right for you because people would judge them as unchristian? Have you felt something the church did in practice was not Biblical and dread the immediate resistance to your opinion? Have you been condemned when you wanted to share a new idea or way of doing things? Have you ever hidden behaviors you knew in your heart were right for you because people would judge them as unchristian? This desire to control people’s beliefs and behavior is not Christlike. Jesus stands at the door and knocks. One of the greatest expressions of love is allowing someone freedom to be themselves. To show us this love, God risked everything and it cost Him Jesus’s own life. No matter how good our intentions, trying to control what our kids or friends believe undermines the free will Jesus laid his life down to protect. If we would be on the Lord’s side, we must choose not to violate another person’s conscience. BEHOLD, I STAND AT THE DOOR AND KNOCK. IF ANYONE HEARS MY VOICE AND OPENS THE DOOR, I WILL COME IN TO HIM AND DINE WITH HIM, AND HE WITH ME. REVELATION 3:20 Follow #OUTLOOKmag blogger Kendra Carlson at OUTLOOKmag.org #Spiritualabuse #physicalabuse #sexualabuse #abuse #enditnow #Revelation320 #maucOUTLOOK #newsandinspiration
I am getting ready to start a new adventure and step into the public speaking industry. This whole time I have been thinking about how grateful I will be to share my story. Really, I should be thinking 💭 about how grateful I am to have the opportunity to solve problems for other women in my same predicament. I want people to not only hear my story, but be able to gain knowledge from it and build the dream they thought wasn’t possible. Being a victim of sexual abuse deprived me from having a voice speak, believing that any man could truly love me, and being able to sleep comfortably at night. I want every victim of sexual abuse to feel safe, confident, and strong after I speak. There is nothing in the world that you can’t do. #sexualabuse #sexualassualt #domesticviolence #podcasts #podcaster #podcastlife #newpodcastalert #werkprayslay #thesecretsaucetosuccess #solveproblems #livefearless #livefreely #bornready #publicspeaker #motivationalspeaker #blackgirlmagic
At the root of all abuse is power. When we recognize that there is an imbalance of power in any of our relationships, we can then recognize abuse. One of the least discussed forms of abuse is that of spiritual leaders. Under the colonization model, spiritual leaders can be abusive if they wield their status to hold power in relationships. Make sure not to forget that the leader has a relationship with he community. And this relationship itself can also be abusive. . How can abuse occur in entire communities? Well, when there is a power imbalance in our relationship with religious leaders, there is potential for abuse. . Compare religious leaders who approach their relationship with the community with an heir of authority, acting as if their religious knowledge and scholarship is powerful. Now think of those leaders who simply want to pass on this knowledge for the benefit of humanity. There is a huge difference in demeanor. Some religious leaders are capable of such powerful psychological manipulation that no community member would ever accuse them of wrong. They are so capable of convincing the community of a clean image that no one would question their character. They may use money, status, or exploitation to literally groom entire communities at a time. . Colonizing mentality is such that there is a lust for power. Colonizers groomed us psychologically, and some people who have power in the community also know how to groom others with this tactic. There are many religious leaders out there who never commit such acts. The fact of the matter is that research on sexual violence states that around 90% of people know their sexual abuser; and 1/4 people who were sexually abused as children were abused by someone who wasn’t their family, like a religious or community leader. . Time to raise awareness on #communitygrooming and #psychologicalmanipulation. Don’t allow their grooming to blind you. #decolonizedhealing #decolonizeyourmind #decolonize #healing #sexualabuse #childhoodtrauma #childsexualabuse #violence
Telling my trichtillomania/sexual abuse trauma story has actually really got me to a place of rediscovery, finding my passion and to practice self care . My prayer was doing telling my story online and God answered it for me... there was no plan, no set date, no hesitation, no fear or shame... I just got tired of hiding my purpose and what’s real about me... it’s not what’s happened to me that is ME... it’s what I choose to do with those negative experiences; (I WANT TO CULTIVATE THE POSITIVE IN MY LIFE) I just want to help people out there...telling my story will be one the best decisions I have ever made because it’s leading me to closer to my purpose and healing cos im still going through that process and there’s nothing wrong with that , what’s your story and what things are you healing from? #storytime #lifejourney #sexualabuse #trichotillomania #trauma #godlypurpose #healing
I can do it, I got this, I have my own back. Anxiety who? ? Tomorrow is a big day for me Tomorrow I am volunteering at a golf tournament for wounded warriors. There's a good chance that the man who sexually assaulted me will be there. Usually when I attend these events and there's a chance he'll be there, I ask if his name is on the registration list. In the past when he was on the list, I ended up not going. But tomorrow when I get ready, I'm going to put on my brave face and if he's there, so be it, I will be there too. There's no reason why I shouldn't be there, supporting my friends. I have enough confidence in myself that I can handle this and I'm going to push myself to do it. . #abusesurvivor #abusetraumasurvivor #iwasabused #sexualassault #sexualabusetrauma #sexualabuse #anxietyfromabuse #traumashared #mystorymyshame #metoohealing #metoo❤️ #healingfromptsd #PTSD #prisonerofabuse #why #desiretoinspire #depression #depressionfromabuse #healingjourney #healingfromptsd #healingfromabuse #socialanxiety #cptsd #brave #igotthis
Wanna hear a crazy story about karma?? ⁣ ⁣ ❌trigger warning❌⁣ ⁣ Reason #587 why I truly feel at peace when I think about those who have harmed me⁣ ⁣ What goes around comes around 💯 ⁣ ⁣ So. I’ve shared some of this but not ever this story. After I took the man who molested me to trial (when I was 12 yrs young) and he was found not guilty on an endangering the welfare of a child count....⁣ ⁣ Side note: the abuse had to have gone on for a minimum of 2 yrs 😳 Yes, you read that right...a minimum of 2 years to legally count as endangering the welfare of a child in NYS in 1992. So effed up. When I was initially talking about the abuse, in grand jury I said it “only” happened for 9 months and they went off those transcripts in the trial, not my week long testimony’s. In the months between grand jury and trial, I had counseling which revealed 4 yrs of sexual abuse. Assiniig. Crazy stupid. Yay for the justice system. ⁣ ⁣ ...Anyways, he walked. Free and clear. ⁣ ⁣ And I was dumbfounded. How did the system fail me?? I was telling the truth. I remember my legal representative telling me she overheard some jurors leaving the court house and they were saying that they believed me but that count had stipulations. ⁣ ⁣ Fast forward to 2006. Yes, 14 years later. My birthday is May 14th and it occasionally falls on Mother’s Day. My older son was 14 months old-irrelevant but #facts ⁣ ⁣ This year my b’day did fall on Mother’s Day. I had fabulous celebrations! The day after, (so Monday) word got out that the low life who molested me in my childhood didn’t show up to work. Small town 🤷🏻‍♀️⁣ ⁣ Someone went to check on him and found him in his barn floor (we lived there on “the farm” with him during my childhood). ⁣ ⁣ He had fallen off his ladder and suffered a massive Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) the day before. On my birthday. On MY FUCKING birthday. ⁣ ⁣ Karma. ⁣ ⁣ I would never pray for anyone’s pain. And I didn’t have to. I surrendered and the powers that be took care of it. ⁣ ⁣ Moral of the story: TRUST. Trust and surrender. ⁣ ⁣ And remember that Karma is the most patient gangster ever!⁣ ⁣ How do you feel about karma?? Lmk 👇🏽 or message me to share your thoughts(See comments)
Just a reminder 💗💜♥️ #tearstoradiance #youareworth #healing
In June 2018, a study was published which showed highly concerning results of child sexual abuse in schools in Canada. The study was called “The Prevalence of Sexual Abuse by K-12 School Personnel in Canada, 1997–2017”, and can be found in the journal of child sexual abuse. The Canadian Centre for Child Protection then made recommendations for school policies and practices to protect children. These findings (as well as the statistic 1 in 4) are concerning enough to warrant important conversations with your child that I will be posting about soon. For now, here are some of the results of the study: 1. 750 cases of sexual offences against a minimum of 1,272 children, carried out (or allegedly carried out) by 714 employees or former employees. 2. 86% of offenders were certified teachers, but other school personnel were also charged, including educational assistants, student teachers, special needs assistants, lunch monitors, volunteers, secretaries, custodians, and school bus drivers. 3. 138 offenders had another position that provided further access to children, most notably sports coaches (50%, at schools and/or in the community). 4. Victims were 75% female (69% high school, 17% middle school, and 14% elementary school), and 25% male (69% high school, 20% middle school, and 11% elementary school). What are your thoughts? . . . . . #bodyboundaries #boundaries #sexuality #humansexuality #childhoodabuse #childhoodsexualabuse #childhoodsexualabuseawareness #sexualabuse #sexualabuseprevention #consent #childhoodunplugged #childpsychology #childdevelopment #childtherapy
New post just published. Please check it out and share it with anyone in need! Someone in your life has been affected in some way by sexual abuse or violation! Just go to my Instagram page and click on the link in my Bio. #thankyou #mentalhealthawareness #sexualabuse #awarenessofthosehurting #sharewithsomeone
Literary Hub: Here come the sex cult books! * * "People like sex (I’ve been told) and people like (to read about) cults. Which is why two impending sex cult tell-alls could yield seven-figure publishing deals. * * The cult in question, Nxivm—which I refuse to even attempt to pronounce—came to national attention a a little over a year ago when Smallville star Allison Mack (pictured above) was accused of recruiting young women to join cult leader Keith Raniere’s Albany-based “self-help group” (the two were charged sex trafficking, forced labor, extortion, and more). * * One of the women recruited was India Oxenberg (daughter of actress Catherine, who’s already written about the experience), who’s memoir is being shopped by Foundry Literary + Media. Another account of the cult is being written by the mother of Raniere’s child, an as-yet unnamed woman who escaped to Florida following threats from Nxivm, and who is represented by Eileen Cope at Mark Creative Management." #cults #NXIVM #sexualabuse #sex #podcast https://lithub.com/here-come-the-sex-cult-books/
Photos from the recent successful training called “Recognizing Inappropriate Behaviors“ which was provided to the students at Trà Vinh province, Vietnam. This program was a collaboration between Smile Charity and The Light From Within Scholarships foundation. Rape, Sexual Assault, and Sexual Abuse have been in the headlines in Vietnam for the past 3 years. I am very proud of @anipahm1912 and @thien.vo.583 in pushing this effort forward. More to come ... #thelightfromwithin #charity #sexualabuse #rapesurvivor #rapesurvivorsupport #metoo #moveon #nottoday #domesticviolence #domesticviolenceawareness #vietnam #communityservice #servingforpeace #blindpeople #visualimpairment #compassion #smilecharity
Complex: Former Nxivm Member Reveals How She Recruited People to Sex Cult * * " ... In an interview with Refinery29, Edmondson role-played her way through a typical pitch for the cult's seminars. She showed the ways that she focused on insecurities that a recruit might have and used them as an opening to bring them on-board. * * "Well, first things first: You don’t attempt any kind of a pitch until you have established a rapport. That’s something that has always come naturally to me, just chit chatting and engaging with people. Part of pitching is that you kind of want to tailor the approach to the specific person and what they’re looking for," she said. * * She said that similar approach went all the way up the line, with senior officials convincing others that the sex and rituals were also part of a path to betterment. Edmonson has the founder's initials branded on her and said it was sold as self-improvement. * * 'If you look at the branding ritual as an example, they convince you that you are triumphing over your own weakness,” she said. “One of the things that can be helpful in terms of an explanation is to look at the ways in which cults are similar to abusive relationships. Nobody seeks out an abusive partner, but so many people stay in these relationships longer than they should — they make excuses, they ignore red flags, and they allow themselves to be emotionally manipulated.'” #cults #cultsurvivor #NXIVM #sexualabuse https://www.complex.com/life/2019/09/nxivm-recruiter-opens-up-about-sex-cult-says-she-has-guilt
Lorsque tous ces souvenirs d’inceste sont revenus à ma mémoire, je me suis sentie seule dans ma douleur avec le sentiment que personne ne pourrait vraiment comprendre ce que je vivais et ce qui se passait en moi à ce moment là. J’aurais aimé que quelqu’un d’autre puisse ressentir exactement ce que je ressentais, mais ma douleur était unique. Je ressentais une solitude dans ma souffrance, même en étant très bien entourée. Jusqu’à ce que je comprenne que Jésus avait vécu la même chose à Gethsémané « il était accablé de tristesse à en mourir » (Marc 14:34) alors que ses disciples s’étaient endormis à coté. C’est une douleur que lui seul pouvait ressentir, comme si, à ce moment là, Dieu avait décidé qu’il devait faire face à sa souffrance. J’ai envie de te dire, oui c’est douloureux de se rappeler ce qui s’est passé, difficile de revivre tous ces moments, mais laisse moi te dire que c’est un passage obligé. Personne ne pourra comprendre ta douleur de façon précise, même pas une victime comme toi. Le seul qui peut véritablement te comprendre c’est Jésus parce qu’il l’a vécu et lui seul peut te soulager car « c’est de nos douleurs qu’il s’est chargé et se sont nos souffrances qu’il a porté » (ESAIE 53:4). C’est un sentiment auquel tu dois faire face seule. N’en veux pas à ces personnes qui minimisent ce que tu as subi, à celles qui ne te croient pas, à celles qui te disent que tu en fais toute un plat sur quelque chose qui s’est passé il y a si longtemps, à celles qui disent que tu n’es pas assez spirituelle pour passer au dessus, à celles qui te disent de passer à autre chose, à celles qui s’éloignent parce que ce que tu as vécu est impensable et ne savent pas comment réagir, … Cette solitude est un passage obligé, mais sache qu’il y aura toujours une oreille bienveillante, pleine d’empathie et assez mature pour accueillir ta douleur. #libredeledire #abussexuels #sexualabuse #abusesurvivor #violencesexuelles #incest #jesuslibère #jesusguerit #laparolelibère #free #enparlercestprotégernosenfants #victorieuse #guérirlamedunefemme