Occasionally I discover new survivor sites and blogs, and I often forget to let people know. They go straight into my links or onto my blogroll, with nary a word from me. I shall try to rectify this somewhat by telling you about a few of my recent discoveries.
Askios Survivors has a list of blogs for and by survivors. I’m not sure how often it’s updated, but if you’re looking for survivor writings, this is a good site to check out.
The Survivor Manual is published by the Angela Shelton Foundation. For her documentary film Searching for Angela Shelton, Shelton traveled the country interviewing other women named Angela Shelton and discovered that more than half of these women were survivors of rape, sexual abuse or domestic violence. The Survivor Manual grew out of the film and the overwhelming response to it. The site offers many resources for survivors. I highly recommend checking it out.
Coming Out of the Trees (excerpts from my therapy journal) is a survivor blog that covers topics such as recovering memories of sexual abuse, releasing shame, healing addictions, and learning to trust. I came across an interesting post called Hidden Memories that is about remembering and some of the different ways memories may present themselves.
After Silence is a blog authored by a rape survivor. It’s a hauntingly beautiful site that includes poetry and photographs by the author. I’ve found some very creative and moving posts on there.
Though it’s not a survivor blog (well, not exactly…), Divorcing A Narcissist or Breaking Up has some really great information about how to deal with the narcissists in your life. My current therapist calls Dr. T “a flaming narcissist” and I suspect that many other abusers are narcissists, too. Some of the posts could use a little proofreading, but I appreciate the information that’s presented.
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What are your favorite survivor blogs? I’d love to hear about them. Leave a comment or write me an email on my Contact page.