Welcome to RISE

Welcome to RISE

“Let us put our minds together and see what life we can make for our children.” – Sitting Bull  I want to take this opportunity to welcome you to the RISE community.  Perhaps you found your way here because you are a Survivor looking for healing, peace or justice. Perhaps you are a concerned citizen who wants to help make a difference. Whatever the reason, your choice to engage this community is an affirmation of your...

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The “Trust problem”

Well,nothing new if I say that one of the aftermaths of child sexual abuse is the constant lack of trust and difficulty to open up to others.It`s a long battle with yourself how to learn to let people close to you,how to be honest and how to share.Yes,you are a grown up,but the abused child still lives inside you.And this child still remembers. The trust issue persists because that child`s been betrayed by those,whom it believed and trusted and...

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Choose Love over Hate.It`s just as simple.

The one you love: When you love him,you want to give him the world. You want to share the world with him. He IS your world.You want to be his world.You  love him and you wish that he loves you back.You see his eyes in your mind when you wake up and you imagine his smile when you close your eyes and go to sleep,and you wish he does the same for you.You are willing to be his friend,his lover and his everything and for you he is just Enough.You...

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“I am not what happened to me,I am what I choose to become”

“I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.”                                                                                                                               –Carl Jung   Studying for my upcoming History of Psychology exam I discovered this thought of Carl Jung,the father of Analytical  Psychology.Though this quote made me think more about  the...

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Reclaiming My Life – Tara’s Story

Reclaiming My Life – Tara’s Story

Well I’m now 25 years old and last April I started a blog in which I chose to speak out about my abuse. I am a survivor of childhood molestation by my stepfather and my uncle. Before I had spoken out I was silent for over ten years. The reason I didn’t speak out when it first happened was for two reasons. The first is because when I told my mom that my uncle molested me she didn’t want to believe it since it was her brother. It...

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