I came across this today and felt the need to share it. We learn from each other. Survivors learn from councellors and other survivors. Survivors also teach. We teach more than we realize. We give. Often the gifts we give are more precious than we can imagine.
“While it may be tempting to focus on how awful it is to be abused, it’s important to not lose sight of the reality that survivors are full human beings with many gifts and talents to offer the world. Some of the most sensitive, intuitive, deep, profound, creative, and hopeful people I’ve known are incest/child sexual abuse survivors. They were able to be that way by not losing touch with their humanity–their soulfulness–in the face of others’ inhumanity. We can all learn a great deal from survivors.” Kali Munro, M.Ed.