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Articles about “Survivor's Stories”

A fairy tale

For Female Survivors, Male Survivors

Once upon a time in a land far, far away there lived an old witch. She managed to marry a wonderful man but could not have children so she stole a little girl and kept her as her own so she oould hang on to her husband.

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A journey of change: Lost in the maze of life

For Female Survivors, Male Survivors

Have I changed? Physically yes, however, I don’t know if I can answer the question with any degree of certainty regarding myself as a person. People can make their own assessment as they are wont to do.

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A lifetime of choices

For Female Survivors, Male Survivors

A survivor poem

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A story by B

For Female Survivors, Male Survivors

A survivor poem

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A story from S

For Female Survivors, Male Survivors

A survivor poem

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Amnesia

For Female Survivors

You became a total stranger when I became a teenagerSomewhere between burgeoning chest, hairy legs,Awkward curiosity about the boys and the bees,You were someone who always seemed toBe able to stand between meand my happiness

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Beauty

For Female Survivors, Male Survivors

Life was confusing, mostly really scary while I was growing up. At the time, I didn't reflect about living, it is something that happened, day after day. No joy, no happiness, a confusing concentration of others’ emotions and my numbness.

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Blue Light Derby Hill Camp

For Female Survivors, Male Survivors

The Blue Light Derby Hill Camp in Maldon recently played host to an intensive weekend workshop for victims of sexual abuse. Some two dozen abuse survivors travelled from across Victoria and as far as Canberra and New South Wales for the event.

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Boiling Point

For Female Survivors, Male Survivors

A survivor poem and artwork

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Break from the norm

For Female Survivors, Male Survivors

I went to see Norman a while back. It'd been a long time coming - a long time brooding about the 'when' and 'why'. You see, I'd moved from the neighbourhood - perhaps 25 years before - but he still has a profound affect on me, effects that I'm still...

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By Cat

For Female Survivors, Male Survivors

A survivor poem

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Closure

For Female Survivors, Male Survivors

'Lily, Lily!' Natalie was shaking with excitement as she ran up to Lily grabbing her arm. Lily looked at her in alarm. She had come to know Nat over the past few months at play rehearsals. Natalie was in Year II, one year older than Lily.

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Diane's say

For Female Survivors, Male Survivors

A survivor poem

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Guiding light

For Female Survivors, Male Survivors

So when I feel like it's all too much and I want to take a rest, Guiding Light stands in front of me and stares Greaser right in the eyes and says if you want her you will have to get around me first.

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Hold onto Hope

For Family & Friends, Female Survivors, Male Survivors, Young People

My life it is a story , chapters of pain play a partI keep reading the same one when a new one has to startLet the little child grow, you really must let her restI swear I'm workin towards it, honestly....doin my best

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How My Ship was Sailing

For Female Survivors, Male Survivors

A survivor poem

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I can remember

For Female Survivors, Male Survivors

Why the F*** am I doing this? I was in the back seat of a little GTR Torana, fully worked it was so, not that I have ever been mechanically minded, but I got by with what I knew. M and J were in the front seats.

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I had a nightmare

For Female Survivors, Male Survivors

A survivor poem

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I will be content

For Female Survivors, Male Survivors

A survivor poem

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If I was your mother

For Female Survivors, Male Survivors

Precious child, if I was your mother, during your birth instead of screaming out “no, send it back, I can’t afford two”, I would have prayed, “Lord, help me supply her needs.”

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