Welcome to Going Forward: Survivors to Thrivers, a community built to empower individuals who have experienced sexual abuse. In the wake of the #MeToo movement, many have wondered what comes next. We have broken our silence and worked to heal our wounds both visible and deeply personal. With this intense work to heal the hurt, people shift from a place of victimhood to survivor. So that’s it! We’re done, never to face the specter of our trauma again, Right?! Well… not always. Some lucky individuals are able to reclaim their life and move on. Yet many others enter a place of feeling stuck. Caught between worlds of light and dark, grinding one’s gears to get to that next plane of living. Most people are somewhere between these two scenarios. Ready to better understand and adjust our limiting beliefs, but need a solid support system to help facilitate a shift into healthier and empowered patterns.
This is where Going Forward: Survivors to Thrivers comes in. The women behind this movement have all been where you might be now. We discovered a rich power within us, which wasn’t always able to manifest as we hoped. We went through the therapy and work to heal. We started to discover voices we feared might have been lost forever. We took strides to shift our lives into greater purpose, but something still was missing.
We were existing, but were we really living? How could we go beyond the fight of survivorship, to a place where we could realize our untapped potential and Thrive? The answer we discovered was a blend of community and holistic wellness. We found commonality in our stories and innermost concerns. We discovered that when we found a balance between the darkness of our hurts, while creating space for healing light, we could create hope for a truly vibrant tomorrow. This allowed us to be vivacious and fulfilled individuals; we could dance in the light and truly Go Forward.