When victims of abuse rise from the gray ashes, brush themselves off, and whisper (in an utterance echoing throughout the walls), “Enough”, a warrior is born!
We have found our voice.
The victim, turned survivor, armored with an unbreakable inner-strength, has an unquenchable spirit. Though still the same empathetic individual, as before, we now carry fortitude and wisdom as part of our courageous traits.
A survivor never desires to be anything like the abuser. Thus, discovering our expression is not a tool for vengeance, but for healing and recovery. Speaking our validity is of the utmost importance, and neither fear, nor opinions of peers, will be a hindrance.
Whether others agree or disagree with our facts holds no value to a warrior. What matters, however, is the revealing of truth.
There once was a time when communicating atrocities was an improbable -almost impossible- quest; but that was then, and this is now.
We have found our wings.
Be rest-assured, even if some still own no voice in which to speak, or find difficulty expressing their truth, it will happen someday. The divulging of all truths always comes to pass.
There is nothing hidden that will not be revealed. There is nothing kept secret that will not come to light.