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The Survivor's Crayon

Are you a survivor of abuse, self-injury, addictions, eating disorders, emotional problems, or anything else that you have had to struggle with?  
Please grab a crayon and add your name to this page.  
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Melody
My name is Melody
I am a survivor of incest, self-injury, and eating disorders.
My age range is 18-25.

Q:  When you are feeling down,
what is one thing or person that motivates you to keep going?  
A:  Hoping that one day I will get past all this
and will be able to help others with the same problems
Q:   How has being a survivor changed your life?
A:   It has given me compassion for others



Lauren
My name is Lauren
I am a survivor of sexual abuse
My age range is 18-25.

Q:  When you are feeling down,
what is one thing or person that motivates you to keep going?  
A:  God

Q:   How has being a survivor changed your life?
A:   I've had to deal with a lot of depression and anger

Sue
My name is Sue
I am a survivor of abuse, depression, self-injury,
and an eating disorder.

My age range is 25-45.

Q:  When you are feeling down,
what is one thing or person that motivates you to keep going?  
A:   my husband

Q:   How has being a survivor changed your life?
A:   I see the world quite a bit differently than others who haven't been in the same situation.  I realize the value of life itself and the importance of love.

Anne
My name is Anne.
I am a survivor of sexual assault, self-injury,
physical abuse, and bipolar disorder.

My age range is 18-25.

Q:  When you are feeling down,
what is one thing or person that motivates you to keep going?
A:  I work with a group of teenagers who are going through what I went through when I was their age.  THEY keep me going.  I want to keep trying and moving ahead for their sake, and they help me to see the better in me.

Q:  How has being a survivor changed your life?
A:  I am more compassionate and empathetic than the average person, and I don't judge people from the outside since I know so well that things can happen to anyone.  ANYONE can be a survivor!

Jim
My name is Jim.
I am a survivor of mental/physical abuse.

My age range is 25-45.

Q:  When you are feeling down,
what is one thing or person that motivates you to keep going?
A:  my medication

Q:  How has being a survivor changed your life?
A:  Depends on the weather, depends on the stressors, depends on everything

Andrea
My name is Andrea.
I am a survivor of childhood sexual abuse and rape

My age range is 25-45.

Q:  What is one thing or person that motivates you to keep going?
A:  my friends and family

Q:  How has being a survivor changed your life?
A:  I can do anything I put my mind to and being a survivor has made me realize if I could survive that I could do anything


Aimee
My name is Aimee.  I am a survivor of self-injury.

I am under 18 years old.

One thing that motivates me to keep going is my dog.  She comes up to me, sits down, and always lifts up her paw for a handshake.  It makes me feel so much better.

Being a survivor has changed my life by making me stop and take time to think more carefully about my decisions.


Chessie
snufkincat@hotmail.com

My name is Chessie.  I am a survivor of sexual abuse from my father, and self-injury.

I am under 18 years old.

One thing that motivates me to keep going is God and my friends.

Being a survivor has changed my life because  I've had to deal with a lot of pain, and i feel like i've lost an important part of my  life.

Eli
My name is Eli.  
I am a survivor of anorexa/bulimia, self-injury, and depression.

I am under 18 years old.

One thing that motivates me to keep going is my friends.  They've always told me that I can do anything... and now I know they're right.

Being a survivor has changed my life because...
I have more respect and compassion for other people,  now I know that even the little things are a big deal, and I know what they went through.
   


Leea

My name is Leea.
I am a survivor of abuse,
self-injury,  and anorexia.

I am between 18 and 25 years old.

My friend Keith motivates me to keep going.

Being a survivor has changed my life by...
making me hate myself and
see things differently than other people would.


Katie
katiedh@yahoo.com


My name is Katie.
I am a surivivor of an eating disorder.
I am between 18 and 25 years old.

Q:  When you are feeling down,
what is one thing or person that motivates you to keep going?
A:  My husband

Q:  How has being a survivor changed your life?
A:  It helped me to grow.


Wendy

My name is Wendy
I am a survivor of anorexia
My age range is under 18.

Q:  When you are feeling down,
what is one thing or person that motivates you to keep going?  
A:  knowing that my best friend will always be there

Q:   How has being a survivor changed your life?
A:   Being a survivor has changed my life by knowing that there are more important things in life than weight


Lauren
heavenzlildevil9@aol.com

My name is Lauren
I am a survivor of childhood sexual abuse,
date rape, severe anorexia, self injury, and manic depression.

My age range is 18-25.

Q:  When you are feeling down,
what is one thing or person that motivates you to keep going?  
A:  my friend Stephanie

Q:   How has being a survivor changed your life?
A:   It has made me more compassionate and understanding of people, especially those in similar situations.  Also, it has made me less judgemental of people.


Chris
cowgirrl20@hotmail.com

My name is Chris
I am a survivor of incest and self injury

My age range is 18-25.

Q:  When you are feeling down,
what is one thing or person that motivates you to keep going?  
A:  Usually I just ride out the funk mood and then I am better.  What keeps me from cutting is it has been two years since I last did and I have come too far to start that again.

Q:   How has being a survivor changed your life?
A:  It has left a lot of emotional scars and trauma, trust issues I wouldn't have had if I wasn't abused, and I think it put me in a better place to understand other abuse survivors.
 




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