At Survivors to Thrivers, we wish to create a supportive community that brings light and awareness to the shame and silence surrounding abuse and encourages survivors to find strength and freedom by finding their voice and claiming a story of transformation and growth leading to empowered lives. For this reason, we are excited to have a Thrivers Speak Blog where others who have journeyed from surviving to thriving can share their stories of hope and encouragement. Our first brave Thriver to share in this way is Megan Young, a beautiful soul, a wife, a mother of three, and a writer. Through her writing, she intends to offer hope, inspiration, and resources to live your best imperfect life! Thank you, Megan, for sharing your story and your heart!
I believe we are called to be open and vulnerable and share our most protected stories. We are called into community with others to break open the dark, hidden parts of our lives and make connections.
I am a survivor of sexual abuse. I experienced sexual abuse in my childhood and as a teenager. You might gasp and wonder why I would share this for anyone to read?