What’s in a word? Well, for those that have experienced abuse and trauma, rather a lot.
The language that surrounds us shapes how the world sees us, and (most importantly) how we see ourselves. And there are perhaps no more powerful examples than the words ‘victim’ and ‘survivor’.
These words are stuffed with meaning. They can be empowering or debilitating. See what they represent to me in my Cut-Throat post: Victim, survivor, and the difference.
What do these words mean to you? How do you describe yourself?
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