I live in the Fraser Valley as do most of the members of my team
My world grew tiny
I live in the beautiful Fraser Valley but when I experienced Abuse my world crashed and grew tiny. When no believes you there appears to be no way out.
“So often survivors have had their experiences denied, trivialized, or distorted. Writing is an important avenue for healing because it gives you the opportunity to define your own reality. You can say: This did happen to me. It was that bad. It was the fault & responsibility of the adult. I was—and am—innocent.” The Courage to Heal by Ellen Bass & Laura Davis”
“In order to escape accountability for his crimes, the perpetrator does everything in his power to promote forgetting. If secrecy fails, the perpetrator attacks the credibility of his victim. If he cannot silence her absolutely, he tries to make sure no one listens.”
“The silence was killing me.
And that’s all there ever was. Silence. It was all I knew. Keep quiet. Pretend nothing had happened, that nothing was wrong. And look how well that was turning out.”
If you or someone you know is a victim of sexual harassment, assault and/or abuse, you are not alone.
Visit RAINN.org for resources or call 1-800-656-HOPE (4673).
“I can be changed by what happens to me, but I refuse to be reduced by it.” — Maya Angelou
A wide river valley patchwork of barns, dairies, and fields flanked by steep mountains, southwestern British Columbia’s Fraser Valley is about agriculture. It’s a source for anything farm fresh, plus wineries, microbreweries, golf courses, sturgeon and salmon fishing.
You can make it to the other side
It might be hard but you can do it.
It’s been some years since I have had to be in the hospital on the psych ward and I am learning to feel my emotions instead of pushing them down. I want to trust that it is okay to feel these emotions and heal from my grief and trauma of sexual abuse. Shannon