Thursday, January 18, 2018

See How This Rape Survivor Took Back Her Dignity




A 25-year-old woman who has for 12-years been sexually abused decided on a way to take back her dignity by posting naked photos of herself on social media.

According to the lady,Suzie Larson, at the age of 13, a family member tried to sexually assault her. She revealed that the person also talked ‘graphically’ about her body and attempted to rape her.

Suzie revealed that she managed to get through that ordeal, but still, it left scars inside her.
The next six years, saw Suzie become a rape victim to three different men, acts that led to her having low self-esteem and to develop an eating disorder.
In her words;

I began therapy and started learning words for my abuse. It hurt because I’d kept it in my whole life, then suddenly everything was inside out.
I began feeling stronger, I decided to come out to family and friends about my abuse. It was a very hard decision because I didn’t know how everyone would react, but I wanted them to know the real me.
From there I think I began to have the confidence to reclaim my body. Showing my body, whether nude or clothed, is a way of releasing it from the pain and shame.
I believe women deserve to be able to feel worthy, beautiful, strong and loved. No matter what size you are, you deserve to love your body exactly how it is. Embracing the little imperfections as parts of yourself is something that makes you uniquely you.

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