Being a victim is absolutely nothing to be ashamed of. Victimhood means you have lived through and are overcoming abuse, day in and day out. That’s strength, not weakness.
And yet, despite the strength us survivors have, we often feel powerless.
I remember thinking I would feel empowered after overcoming abuse, only to have the opposite happen. Instead, I was faced with debilitating mental illnesses and a long road to recovery. I thought I’d lost my autonomy, my strength, and my ability to live the life I wanted.
Do you feel like you’re in that same boat? If so, this episode is a perfect one for you.
By changing your perspective about what being a victim and a survivor means, you can feel incredibly empowered. Even while you still are doing the work to heal, you can take each stride in confidence.
Overcoming abuse has transformed you into a strong and capable person.
You can take all you have experienced, learned, and transformed, and you can change so many lives for the better. By living your truth, sharing your story, and advocating, you will shine so bright in this world. And that’s a brightness even you, on your darkest days, won’t be able to miss.
I can promise you that it is possible to find empowerment in the midst of these tough times. I believe in you and, after watching this episode, I believe you’ll believe in you too.
After you’ve taken a moment to watch this, I’d love if you would comment below. Each and every word you share uplifts me and so many other readers who pass by this blog. Your comment means a lot to all of us.
What one of the three techniques mentioned in the episode sounds the most empowering for you and why? What are your plans to act on it?
I’m overjoyed every time I hear about your strength and accomplishments and I can’t wait to hear what you have to share about this!
Above all, remember that you are empowered. Through the single action of overcoming abuse, you have shown the world the depths of your strength.