I am listing below the blogs and websites of contributors, or people who just want to be part of the community at Center For Survivors. If you want your site added to the list, please just comment, and I’ll get on it as soon as I can!
- Heartstring Eulogies I cannot say enough about this woman. Love her, respect her, admire her! She is absolutely, 110% there for you. Very interactive with her followers, and always willing to give me advice when I ask. She knows what you’re going through, and she is there to help. She also has a book series, and wonderfully expressive poetry. I encourage you to check out each and every one!
- Forget Me Not Amy runs an advocacy group for survivors. She has a survivor wall where you can share your story (and there is no such thing as too much sharing). She has been an email therapist for me at times, and is genuinely dedicated to helping people who have endured abuse. She has a wonderful, developing group full of resources and connections. She is an large part of why I am still here building a community, and following through on this site.
- The Freelancer This is me, the author. I’m putting my personal blog on here just so you can see there’s more to me than an abuse victim. I made a commitment when I started this site to be there for other people who went through what I went through. I am always available to talk, whether through email or the facebook page.
- A Broken Blue Sky is an unfortunately thorough account of abuse on multiple tiers. Not only people in her past, but also those who were supposed to help. She has built a true resource for those who may have experienced abuse during the healing stages, and is a truly wonderful person to talk to!
- Ra And Her Stories is a unique blog. She addressed childhood abuse, and the emotions involved. However, she also blogs about many other things! Books, her children, and her life in general. I include it here because I think seeing a woman go through healing while also living is important. We are so much more than our memories of abuse!
- Out of the bog and the mire is another unique site. This is written by a man struggling with an addiction to porn. I include it here, because he shows the depth of the struggles of someone committed to breaking the chains of enslavement to a sex addiction. His love for Christ is his strength, and he has expressed his pain honestly through poetry.
- Sleeping Tiger is the site of a woman awakening to the depth of her abusive childhood. A woman breaking through the fog, and processing her life as an adult. For those struggling with childhood abuse, she has an honest, thoughtful approach to her wounds and healing.
- Three Small Words This site is following the life of a woman currently enduring a trial for her rape. She has bravely decided to share her story in the hopes that she can reach out to others who may be considering pressing charges, or who are also going through the exhausting and emotionally trying process of bringing a rapist to justice.
- AlexandraAMorgan caught my eye recently with her post To All The Ladies, which is a wonderful call to the women who have endured abusive relationships and the torturous healing process. Her post was too touching not to share, as I think we can each find a little bit of ourselves in it. She is also a wonderful woman, and deeply encouraging. I do hope you take a chance to connect with her!
- Forget Me Not Survivor Wall I already shared Forget Me Not above, but I wanted to also include her survivor wall. She has compiled stories of other survivors, most of whom either have books or blogs about their own stories. It’s a great place to connect with people, and I would highly encourage a visit!
- The Dark Fairy Journals This blog is a beautiful collection of poetry, photography, and art. The author uses art as a healing outlet of emotion, and has created a breathtaking tangible artifact of the abstract nature of pain. Please be warned of the possibility of triggers, especially for those healing from childhood abuse.
- HowToBeAFunctionalFamily This is a blog about spiritual healing. Written by a leader in the church, this blog focuses on the reality of worldly pain, and the healing power found in God. While most survivors of abuse recoil from the church, this man has confronted abuse head-on and denounces any justification of abuse through scripture. His posts are full of healing truths, and highly encouraging.
I also encourage you to check out the following blogs, which are all stories of people healing from rape, abuse, and depression, but have not updated their blog in a while:
This is just the beginning of our community list. I wanted to get it published, but I intend to continue to update it. If you would like your blog included, just comment below! There is no qualifier. Even if you are a survivor whose blog is dedicated to rainbow unicorns, the importance is that you are a survivor. With a life, and a purpose, and a desire to connect.
Also, please recommend any blogs you have found that would be a good addition! Thank you!