“Forgiveness has nothing to do with absolving a criminal of his crime. It has everything to do with relieving oneself of the burden of being a victim--letting go of the pain and transforming oneself from victim to survivor.” ― C.R. Strahan
“The power we discover inside ourselves as we survive a life-threatening experience can be utilized equally well outside of crisis, too. I am, in every moment, capable of mustering the strength to survive again—or of tapping that strength in other good, productive, healthy ways.” ― Michele Rosenthal, Before the World Intruded
“A victim has the potential to transform into a survivor, but if that is forgotten, a true victim is what they become. A survivor must endure strife and persevere against those thoughts that would convince them otherwise. Holding fast to ones will allow them to know their strength has not evaporated; They will never be without hope.” ― J.D. Stroube, Caged in Spirit
“The enemy plotted against you and awaited your downfall. Look at you surviving. And your enemies can not figure out how. What you have inside is greater than any negative force.” ― Amaka Imani Nkosazana, Release The Ink
We Find Inspiration in so many places!
Here are just a few!
Joyful Heart Foundation
Start By Believing
No More Campaign
Men Can Stop Rape
Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence
End Violence Against Women International
National Organization for Victim Assistance
Stalking Victims Sanctuary
Arizona Coaliton for Victim Services
Restorative Justice Online