February 24, 2006
One comment came from survivor. I am very drawn to her blog. Her words move me. She is refreshingly honest and intimate with her readers. Her blog is called "My Story My Shame." I wish she'd lose the "my shame" part. That shame doesn't belong to her. It may have been projected onto her, but it is not hers. I can relate to where she is coming from, however; I felt like I carried the shame of my perpetrators for a very long time. Survivor's blog is one of the first permalinks I've installed.
I also got some helpful support for my poetry from a blogger named Kirk. His blog is the Recovery Vehicle. I found the vehicle to be a very helpful and attractive site. What I like most about Kirk, however, is his courage and his candor. He's got an abundance of both.
The other permanent link I got up right away is for Holly's Fight For Justice. I love this blog! It reminds me that, in this life, people can obtain rightful justice. Holly fought and fought and was able to bring her rapist--a serial rapist--to trial. He was convicted and sentenced to years in prison. Let's all exclaim together: YES!!! The amazing thing about Holly is that she has turned her personal fight into a fight for all who seek justice. She is very aware and provides much information for similar causes, crime victims and justice-seekers everywhere.
The research I'm doing to include additional blog links is a slow one. But, I'm glad to be doing it. The work I've put in to do this research has helped me uncover these wonderful gems. Please be patient while I dig up some more. If you want more links in the meantime, visit my website: www.survivorscanthrive.com. I've got a large resource section with many links there.
I linked the article to my blog, thank you for the kind words. I would like to do a write up about your blog. Let me know if that is cool.
Take care (I wanted to add that shame is a common way for women/men to blame themselves, as you know. It will be over time, education programs and supportive friends, families, that women will not have to live with shame.)
I missed this post some how!
I wanted to thank you for the kind words and to let you know that the shame is slowly going away - thanks to supportive like you!!
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