Survivors of complex trauma, such as domestic abuse, have a lot to learn about what’s happened to their brains and nervous systems in order to understand what it is that they are trying to heal. The study of trauma is relatively new. It was only in 1980 that the American Psychology Association added PTSD to […]
My name is Sooshmita and I am a survivor. Before I share the story of my arranged marriage, I would like to begin with my childhood, and how I used to be as a young woman. I was born in Birmingham, UK and brought up in London. I remember being very quiet, reserved, and I […]
Today was a hard day for so many, but we survived.
What happened today pushes back against all of this. It’s a push back against women themselves. There are a lot of ways I could write on this subject, but I’ve decided to tell you my story, what I have learned, and what I know.
This is healing. It is love. It is beauty. And it is connection.
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I would like to personally message or email Ella. I can’t seem to find a place to do so. Her page and story are so inspiring. I’m happy and admire the fact she found the strength to leave such a miserable situation. I myself have never lived in an abusive relationship. However, my life long best friend, my sister, was murdered by her abusive husband back in 2005. Her two beautiful young daughters were murdered as well. 😥
Shawna, Thank you for connecting with me. I am so sorry about your loss. There is nothing that I can say that will make it any better I know that. It is heartbreaking to hear about this and I know better than anyone how lucky I am that my kids and I are still here on this planet. Please visit me on Facebook…we have such an amazing Rebel Thriver community there that you will love. xo Ella