For every time there was an upset, there were several happy moments, where I’d share my work with him, or we’d imagine our future together, or he’d teach me to cook or drive, or we’d take his kids out, or we’d discuss something we’d seen together.
I am tired of listening to people talking about abuse as though a victim must be of a certain sex, or provoking by looking and acting a certain way. Abuse is entirely gender neutral.
You don’t have to justify to anyone the reasons you didn’t leave right away.
Because you chose not to fight for her, she has found someone who would fight to the end of the earths for her.
Get used to the apologies. Get used to the mental or emotional exhaustion after any form of expression relating to their abuse.
One year ago today I was turned into a victim of a gender crime. Today I am no longer a victim. I am a survivor.
No one should be ashamed of what happened to them because we did nothing wrong. No matter what society tells us, we did not ask for this.
I did not survive.
This week has been especially important for addressing mental health, as October 10th was World Mental Health Day. This day serves as a reminder to keep your mental well-being as a major priority in life.
I want us to stop worshiping the martyrs and start praising the survivors.