South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault & Family Violence

Articles about “Survivor's Stories”

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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Journey: Our story

For Family & Friends, Female Survivors

To all my parts on the inside, I am sad that your life has been so hard, I am sorry you have suffered such pain. I wish you could have run, and played skipped, sung and danced as all children do. I wish you had a childhood full of loving memories.

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Living with a victim of childhood sexual abuse

For Family & Friends, Female Survivors, Male Survivors

I can still recall the innocent and wonderful feelings of excitement and anticipation that I felt when the relationship with my partner was just beginning. As my feelings began to grow towards someone that I had known for many years, I was blissfully unaware that events that had happened over...

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Those who don't believe what is said

For Family & Friends, Female Survivors, Male Survivors

When adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse speak out about their experiences, the healing and recovery process begins. They learn that they are not alone in what they have endured. Speaking out helps them to take back that power.

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Why can't I get on with my life?

For Family & Friends, Female Survivors, Male Survivors

Many people believe that, because the abuse happened as a child, as an adult the survivor should now just 'forget about it and get on with life'. If it were this simple, many survivors would do it! It is not this simple however.

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