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#449627 - 10/09/13 03:49 AM Re: Project Unbreakable - my submission - TRIGGERS [Re: risingagain]
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Registered: 09/16/13
Posts: 285
Loc: Surrey, United Kingdom
risingagain - stand tall, be proud, your an inspiration
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#451655 - 10/28/13 11:09 PM Re: Project Unbreakable - my submission - TRIGGERS [Re: risingagain]
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Registered: 10/14/11
Posts: 226
Loc: California
I just saw this, and I think this is truly courageous what you have done here. One of the things I have really tightly held onto through my work is my anonymity. This is directly related to the pornography aspect of my abuse. The first crack in that was to put my childhood picture on my icon.

But, I think I will feel that I have truly arrived as a survivor when I can do what you have done here. This to me would be the epitome of recovery if I could eventually do this. I am way off from that kind of goal. But, this inspires me that someday some of my biggest CSA issues will be behind me and I can step out of the shadows. You deserve a big round of applause for this!

As a side note, I was really inspired to see a version of this project that includes male survivors. Male survivors need to be heard and acknowledged too. Thanks for giving a face and a voice to this.
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#451670 - 10/29/13 01:25 AM Re: Project Unbreakable - my submission - TRIGGERS [Re: risingagain]
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Registered: 11/09/10
Posts: 597
Loc: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Hey Todd, I'm glad my pictures were an inspiration to you. Yes, it is a journey but you know I realized something recently... all my reasons to not show my face were based in shadow... I'm afraid to show my face, I'm afraid of what people will think. I'm afraid work will find out and think less of me, or see me as damaged and then I'll loose my job. I'm ashamed to show my face, I think there's something wrong with me or my family, or that I'm a shameful person. etc etc etc... this is all just the shadow mind chattering... it's not true.

The truth is that when I stand up courageously it's powerful and it can help people ... The truth is that when I stand up courageously it gives people permission to do the same... The truth is that when I step through my fear and shame and uncover my shine, it helps others to shine as well.

I'm happier and freer now than I've ever been before. And I'm only just beginning.

So Thanks Todd! Keep up the good work! You will find your own way to open up. You wouldn't recognize these things in my photo if you didn't have that yearning and potential in yourself.


Edited by risingagain (10/29/13 01:33 AM)

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#452347 - 11/03/13 01:50 PM Re: Project Unbreakable - my submission - TRIGGERS [Re: risingagain]
risingagain Offline
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Registered: 11/09/10
Posts: 597
Loc: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Hi Todd,

Since you were talking about opening up...
Care to share a dream of yours on my site?
Or a bit of your story, maybe a photo, image or cartoon?

http://madetosoar.org

good luck !

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#452635 - 11/06/13 03:11 AM Re: Project Unbreakable - my submission - TRIGGERS [Re: risingagain]
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Registered: 04/08/12
Posts: 29
Loc: Chicago
risingagain thanks for opening up, this was very powerful. Kudos to you.
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