“This project was created in October of 2011 by Grace Brown. Grace uses photography to help heal those who were sexually abused by asking them to write a quote from their attacker on a poster and photographing them holding the poster. Rape survivor and advocate for victims of sexual abuse, Yvonne Moss, describes the project as a way for victims to take the power back of the words that were once used against them.”
Just discovered this this morning. What an amazing project and what brave and inspirational men and women taking back the power that was once taken from them. Incredible.
I have been following your blog for 3 months now, and I’ve never been so inspired. Your blog brings hope to girls everywhere, all around the world! This blog proves that there is real beauty in this world. I read a post that you have hit 3000 followers. I’m so happy for you guys, but I think you deserve WAY more! You may just be the most meaningful blog on Tumblr, and I`ll try my best to get you more followers. The video below is one of my favourite songs, and so, so beautiful.
You are INCREDIBLE! Thank you for following and for your support. We love, love, love hearing this. Thank you! We love what we do, but we’re here for you guys. Regardless of how many followers we have, our followers are incredible and we love them all.
“Well, what I don’t get is why do we exist? I don’t mean how, but why.” I watched the fireflies of his thoughts orbit his head. He said, “We exist because we exist. We could imagine all sorts of universes unlike this one, but this is the one that happened.”—Jonathan Safran Foer
I have neglected you guys for sooooo long and for that, I am terribly sorry. With college applications and classes my life has a been a non-stop race to a new finish line. But, here I am! Don’t worry, this crazy chica is still kicking!
As of late, I’m not sure if its the season or the weather, but as the days go on, I get more and more depressed. Its to the point where I cry four to five times a day. Family drama, bad grades, dorm drama, friend drama… it never seems to end. Yet, I can’t stop smiling. The worse I feel on the inside, is the better I make the outside look. This is my coping mechanism. I know that making other people smile will enventually make me feel better about myself. I care about others a lot more than myself, and although that is a great trait to have, I’ve recently realized that if I don’t take time for myself to take care of myself, whose gonna do it for me?
Being selfless is better than being selfish I can assure, but losing yourself is the worst thing that you can do. Its a hard knock life. But the sun will come out tomorrow. And when it does, soak up the rays.
I finally opened up to myself and to my closest adults, and also to my parents about a bad situation that had happened a little over two years ago. I was raped by my ex-boyfriend and I need someone to talk to about this. I haven't really been able to focus, and I want to get back on track. My mom had said that she was going to find me a sex abuse counselor to talk to, but she hasn't picked up the phone yet... I'm nervous that this is going to get worse. And it hurts every day...
Hi beautiful, please come off anon so we can have a conversation in private! Please call the RAINN hotline if you need an immediate support system. Stay strong. xoxo
(cont) well as friends but we both know eventually one of us is going to get hurt when the other finally finds that other person and moves on completely. Sorry for the essay but its as simple as I could make it. Any advice?
Because I’m not you, I don’t know exactly how the relationship works. But here’s the thing, you need to go with your instincts. You need to stand up for yourself. Talk to your ex and figure out where you stand. If you genuinely don’t want to be together, just don’t be together. Yes, there will always be feelings between the two of you, but once you find the right person, those feelings will go away and you will feel true romantic love for that one person. Stand up for yourself in all situations. You deserve nothing but the best. xoxo
My best friend is also my ex boyfriend who is the only person I've ever loved. While Im at uni Im not testing the waters because we're still so close and I guess while he's around Im comfortable so there's no need. I hate the whole sleeping around thing anyway. Id rather date someone but no ones come along. Me and him are open and honest with eachother an we both know we have deeper feelings for eachother but dont want to be together but we cant be apart because we work so well ad friends.(cont)