SAAM 2020

Day 1: At the Beginning of SAAM

Day 2: 5 Things We Use to Prepare

Due to COVID 19 circumstances, we aren’t able to gear up for an event now, but we are thankful for this opportunity to reach people through Social Media. We are here to share our information to as many people possible.

5 things we use whether it’s at a college campus, outreach community event, or workshop, to gear up for events are:
Media Board
Our Brochures in English & Spanish with our 24/7 Helpline number
Water bottle
SAAP Giveaways ( bracelets and stress ball)
SAAP coloring pages

Day 3: Post With the Most

Day 4: An Activists To-Do List

Day 5: Faceless Portrait of an Advocate and/or Survivor

Day 6: Attention to Detail

Day 7: Show Off Your Teal

Today is #DayOfAction “Wear Teal”

The amount of photos from our community, law enforcement, partnering agencies, state attorneys office, our advocates, and even our fur animals was so overwhelming, you truly made our hearts so happy! Thank you for showing your support today. This shows our survivors they are supported today and they are not alone. To all Survivors we are in your corner and WE Believe you!

This year, SAAM is celebrating its 19th anniversary with the theme “I Ask” to empower everyone to put consent into practice. We know that 1 month isn’t enough to solve the serious and widespread issue of sexual violence. However, the attention April generates is an opportunity to energize and expand prevention efforts throughout the year. It’s about more than awareness — our ultimate goal is prevention. Since consent is a clear, concrete example of what it takes to end sexual harassment, abuse, and assault, this year’s campaign shares the message that asking for consent is a normal and necessary part of sex.

Sexual assault is a serious and widespread problem. Individuals, communities, and the private sector are already successfully combating the risk of sexual harassment, misconduct, and abuse through conversations, programs, policies, and research-based tools that promote safety, respect, and equality.🦋

Day 8: Handwritten SAAM

Day 9: Doing Your Part Through Art🎨

Day 10: Bird’s Eye View

Day 11: An Activist’s Morning Routine

Self-care is important when you’re an advocate. I can not stress that enough!! Your routine doesn’t always have to be the same either. If you change it up you’ll make things exciting because if you stick with the status quo you’ll get bored and stop. You do SO MUCH for others everyday for work by putting everyone else first, but today you need to put yourselves first!

One of our advocates, Siobhan, takes her dog for a walk while listening to music and bonding with Mother Nature. She says that it calms her when she is anxious and have been having a rough week. Some days she gets tired from work and lets the tired son, but some days she shoves it down and takes her dog, Gracie for a walk to different areas! Gracie loves all the new smells and even loves posing for the camera! Enjoy this fun video she put together of their morning routine!
One of our advocates, Ruth, takes so much joy in singing. Her voice is so beautiful and just puts you at ease by calming you. She said this song she loves because we focus so much on what goes wrong instead of being blessed for what we have. The lyric, “ This is the stuff that drives me crazy, this is the stuff that’s getting to me lately. In the middle of my little mess, I forget how big I’m blessed.” It means don’t let the negative take away from all the positives in your life. As survivors we need to find the strength to get back up and find the beauty in life again after it’s been taken away by someone not worthy.

Day 12: My Message to Survivors💛

There is no right way to feel, behave, or act. Don’t let anyone tel you otherwise. You will feel guilty, angry, numb, and some days you will feel fine; those are normal. Your mind and body will be yours again!❤️
A message of support from our home to yours. You are not alone. Support is available 24 hours a day.

Day 13: Spell It Out S-A-A-M📢

Day 14:  Get Crafty DIY SAAM🎨🧶

Day 15: From a distance, literally or figuratively, what does SAAM look like?

Day 16: An Activist’s Desk

Day 17: My Tribute to a Hero🦋

Day 18: The Real Teal

Day 19: Self-Care Snack Exchange

Day 20: During SAAM, I Am…

During SAAM, I am… reflecting on my feelings about why I’m so thankful for the places I went to when I was a victim, to heal /find peace. Being isolated has taught me to appreciate the freedom I found there and still find there. I am thankful for memories. I once was a victim and today I’m a Victim Advocate. Both just as important. I never thought my life would become a support to those who faced what I faced for almost 2 decades. I come to beach parks for sunrises a lot, to reflect on how far I’ve made it and where I want to be. My feelings are best represented through this picture.

Today I told myself “ I never thought I would get strong enough to help others because I didn’t feel free from the negative thoughts of shame. I was so embarrassed, but it started when I believed in myself and told myself that if I wanted to die, then I should die trying first…for healing, hope, self-confidence.” I tried the things that made me happy. I tried the things that made me feel free. I tried facing whatever made me feel dead after — like telling my story and writing my emotions in the nature and then dancing it off in the open day… I began to live again.

Flagging in nature is my safe haven, where every sunset is a reminder that endings can be beautiful too, where my flags are like wings. Where I’m reminded that there was a time where I was just a caterpillar; I felt so tiny and so hidden, but after much living in darkness and choosing transformation, I’m a butterfly. “Beautiful to watch, hard to catch.” I’m unstoppable. Immovable. I’m FREE. Even when I’m alone, I feel secure. Even when the memories come, I go to this place and repeat the trying. Some Victims of Sexual violence have trauma that is different and I can never say I understand but I choose to try to be there and be the support I once had in my place. Can’t wait to go back!

Picture of me flagging. I can’t tell you that I’ve been reflecting a lot about how much I’ve taken for granted but it’s a good change.

Day 21: Everyday Consent is Normal & Necessary🛑🚫

Being a victim advocate for sexual assault doesn’t just mean you’re assigned cases and provide follow up care, but also outreach. Community Outreach is one of our bigger roles of the job. We educate the community and and our local businesses about our program and the benefits to the community.

We provide open discussions:
•consent • safety plan • victims rights • non-reporting vs reporting • community referrals

We will have tables setup at various resource fairs, but we find having our media stand really draws the community to our table. One thing that really helps us stand out is our Yearly Stats for our program. When people read that it opens their eyes to how serious this issue is and YES IT HAPPENS HERE!

When we can start an open dialogue with our community we are able to share about consent and the myths associated with that. You’d be surprised how many people are shocked when we tell them what is and isn’t consent.

“𝐒𝐢𝐥𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐝𝐨𝐞𝐬 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐦𝐞𝐚𝐧 𝐲𝐞𝐬. 𝐍𝐨 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐛𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐟𝐞𝐥𝐭 𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐧𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐬𝐚𝐢𝐝. 𝐈𝐭 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐛𝐞 𝐬𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐦𝐞𝐝 𝐬𝐢𝐥𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐥𝐲 𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐢𝐧𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞. 𝐈𝐭 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐛𝐞 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐝𝐥𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐚 𝐜𝐥𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐝 𝐟𝐢𝐬𝐭, 𝐟𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐚𝐢𝐥𝐬 𝐝𝐢𝐠𝐠𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐨 𝐩𝐚𝐥𝐦. 𝐇𝐞𝐫 𝐥𝐢𝐩𝐬 𝐬𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐞𝐝. 𝐇𝐞𝐫 𝐞𝐲𝐞𝐬 𝐜𝐥𝐨𝐬𝐞𝐝. 𝐇𝐢𝐬 𝐛𝐨𝐝𝐲 𝐣𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠, 𝐧𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐚𝐬𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠, 𝐧𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐚𝐮𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐪𝐮𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐬𝐢𝐥𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞.” – 𝐀𝐦𝐲 𝐑𝐞𝐞𝐝, 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐍𝐨𝐰𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐆𝐢𝐫𝐥𝐬.

Day 22: When Pop Culture Gets It Right🍿🎥

ᴡᴇ ᴅᴇᴄɪᴅᴇᴅ ᴛᴏ sʜᴀʀᴇ ғᴏʀ ᴛʜɪs ᴘᴏsᴛ ᴛᴡᴏ ᴍᴏᴠɪᴇs ᴀɴᴅ ᴛᴡᴏ ᴛᴠ sʜᴏᴡs ᴛᴏ sʜᴀʀᴇ ᴛᴡᴏ ᴍᴏᴠɪᴇs ᴀɴᴅ ᴛᴡᴏ sʜᴏᴡs ᴡʜᴇʀᴇ ᴡᴇ ʙᴇʟɪᴇᴠᴇ ᴘᴏᴘ ᴄᴜʟᴛᴜʀᴇ ɢᴏᴛ ɪᴛ ʀɪɢʜᴛ:

Thelma and JD, Thelma and Louise
In the scene with Thelma and JD they are starting to have sex and Thelma suddenly stops and says, “Wait. Wait.” And JD immediately stops and waits. He says nothing or does nothing until she DECIDES she’s ready to start again. Past movies have shown that getting consent from someone as a negative so watching this scene demonstrate exactly what consent means and how it could change all in an instant no matter what.

Anna and Kristoff, Frozen
“I could kiss you! I could. I mean, I’d like to. I. May I? We me? I mean, may we? Wait, what?” (Smile.) “We may.” This scene may come across as silly, but it shows Kristoff asking Anna for her permission to kiss her. Movies have shown that grabbing someone and kissing them is romantic, whether they have consent or not. This scene depicts exactly what consent means in society.

Law & Order SVU
“SVU emphasizes both the crime and the punishment, as well as the harm done to the victim — all of which helps make the importance of consent more real.” Law and Order opens the nation’s eyes to consent and sexual assault; most of their episodes involves some type of discussion about consent from anywhere to their professions to ages. It is one of the longest running network shows and continues to increase its following every season by tackling some of the current issues in the media others are scared to discuss.

Silent All These Years, Grey’s Anatomy
This episode was one of my favorites to watch, it not only discussed consent it also showed what a rape kit entails. I don’t believe I have watched many shows where they go into serious detail of the whole rape kit experience. This whole episodes leaves you with chills from beginning to end. Thank you Grey’s Anatomy for sharing this episode and showing the point of view of a victim/survivor that the world needs to see. Sexual assault isn’t black and white; it’s every color of the spectrum.

Day 23: Behind the Scenes & Outtakes🎭🎨📸

he beginning of this challenge I would make it all about how each posting has to be perfect, blah blah blah….what I was missing out on was I need to just enjoy the moment. Life is always a constant rollercoaster and you never know what each day will bring; but one thing that is true is don’t forget to enjoy the moment because you’ll never be able to replay this day again. I have really enjoyed everyone’s posting and the creativity every has is blowing me away!
This year we weren’t able to throw an event for SAAM, but we have been able to broaden horizons while reaching people now virtually via social media! We wanted to share a few photos from behind the scenes of SAAM!
• Arts & crafts • Awareness dates • coloring in the lines
Can’t wait to see what everyone posts! Let’s bring some silliness into this world when everyone is so uncertain what tomorrow will bring!

Day 24: Teal Ribbon in the Wild🎗🦋

The ribbon to us is just like the butterfly; “We admire the beauty of the butterfly but we rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” – Maya Angelou

This is our ribbon plant which hangs in our program manager, Julie’s office everyday! Today we wanted to bring it out into the Wild and let nature bring out its beauty.

“You’re not a victim for sharing your story. You are a survivor setting the world on fire with your truth. And you never know who needs your light, your warmth, and raging courage.” – Alex Elle

Day 25: An Activist’s Treasured Item

We just love our giveaways! They ready bring people to our tables at events and it also has our 24/7 rape crisis helpline so if someone is in need we can provide our giveaways!

Day 26: Black and White Believing Survivors

Show a black and white issue about sexual assault? It’s simple… 𝐒𝐓𝐀𝐑𝐓 𝐁𝐘 𝐁𝐄𝐋𝐈𝐄𝐕𝐈𝐍𝐆 them when they tell you they were assaulted. 𝐒𝐓𝐎𝐏 asking questions why, what, when, who…and start by saying I believe you and you are not alone, I’m here for you. Simple as that. Surprisingly, believing survivors hasn’t become as simple as black and white. Society throws in excuses for why someone is raped or assaulted. They like to victim blame instead of looking at the people who assault them and ask why? Instead the survivors get questioned 𝐖𝐇𝐀𝐓 were you wearing or 𝐖𝐇𝐘 did you let yourself be alone with him; pretty much letting survivors think it’s their fault. Last I checked breathing doesn’t = consent. 𝐇𝐎𝐖 about we ask the survivors, 𝐖𝐇𝐀𝐓 can we do for you or 𝐇𝐎𝐖 can I help you or event 𝐖𝐇𝐎 do you want to call. The survivors have gone through something so traumatic where they lose their voices and power.

We need to start believing the survivors when they tell us something happened!
•Help Them Find Their Voices
• Regain Their Control
• Give Back Their Power

We pledge to believe you when you tell us something happens to you – SAAP Team🦋💛

Day 27: In This Together – Words of Thanks💛

Today and every day, the staff of the Sexual Assault Assistance Program is here for you. We are thankful to our outreach staff who have learned to be creative in providing outreach during these times. Throughout the month of April, our outreach staff have been working hard participating in #30DaysOfSAAM by sharing stories, videos, and messages of hope and aspiration for all survivors.

Currently, we are doing our part to “flatten the curve” by following all CDC and state guidelines in providing all of our services remotely. We really. We really miss being there in person, but we are committed to staying by your side whether by phone, FaceTime, or Zoom until it is safe to visit in person. We are thankful to our local hospital personnel and law enforcement agencies that have continued to call us and make sure that we can connect with victims of sexual assault to provide crisis intervention, advocacy, and accompaniment services. We are thankful for our helpline advocates who are available 24/7 to provide rape crisis services and offer a listening ear. We are thankful for our sexual assault advocates that have been working in the office, following up and keeping survivors informed of their case statuses.

*Photo taken prior to social distancing*

We will get through this and we will be stronger because of it! 💛🦋🎗💪🏼

Day 28: Smile, good things are Happening!

Today is a selfie or a representation of my hope for a future free of sexual assault. Honestly, being a survivor myself, the best way to describe who I am and how I feel today , is my Smile.🙂

One of the biggest issues as a victim, I felt exposed, I felt my innocence was stolen. But my hope for a future free of SA in the life of others is that every human can smile! Be happy! again!The definition of a smile is a “pleased, kind, amused facial expression, typically with the corners of the mouth turned up, the front teeth exposed.” I will EXPOSE what was taken from me and it was really my happiness/my voice. We want to feel good! I want to let victims/survivors know that good things are happening. I’m still laughing!creating! I get to help 1 in 5 & 1 in 71 victims.

One life is a big deal! I hope you can join me! I’m still putting my feelings on canvases to heal, and this one is of my hopes for a future free of sexual assault. Full life in families. Global justice! The eye represents that you are seen and you will see life again. Tragedy will not destroy our view on life. You are the center of someone’s world, for who you really are, not what was done to you. The nature represents the life and blooming that takes place when Earth is taken care of, and that’s what we all have in common. Earth. We must protect each other and that’s how we grow together. My hope is that no one should ever have to shed tears for the wrongs reasons. The red tears represents love & passion that hides deep inside our pain. Without pain we wouldn’t understand healing. & because there’s so much fear of reliving this moment when we’re with someone we love, I know some are really crying for love and affection. Sexual abuse should not stop us from hoping in love and sex with security ! And consent! Stay hopeful!

I identify myself with butterflies and this is one of favorite quotes: The butterfly said to the sun, “They can’t stop talking about my transformation. I can only do it once in my lifetime. If only they know they can do it at any time and in countless ways.” -Dodinsky 💛🦋🎗

Day 29: Denim Day – Wear Jeans with a Purpose👖

Denim day is about letting sexual assault survivors know that they are not alone. Along the Treasure Coast we have come together to support you in a way that lets you know that we are here. Here to listen, believe you, and comfort you. Your voice shall always be heard to us and we will continue to fight for your rights as advocates, friends, family, prosecutors, and peers of your community💛🦋🤝

Day 30: At the End of SAAM – Share a snapshot that captures your progress or reflections at the end of the month

𝐖𝐨𝐰, 𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞 𝐬𝐮𝐫𝐞 𝐟𝐥𝐞𝐰 𝐛𝐲! 𝐖𝐞 𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐜𝐚𝐧’𝐭 𝐛𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐞𝐯𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐰𝐞 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐝 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐟𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝐨𝐟 𝐒𝐀𝐀𝐌! 𝐖𝐞 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐥𝐲 𝐞𝐧𝐣𝐨𝐲𝐞𝐝 𝐬𝐞𝐞𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲𝐨𝐧𝐞’𝐬 𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐩𝐨𝐬𝐭𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐥𝐨𝐯𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐟𝐚𝐜𝐭 𝐰𝐞 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐭𝐨𝐠𝐞𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐬𝐮𝐫𝐯𝐢𝐯𝐨𝐫𝐬 𝐝𝐮𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐩𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐦𝐢𝐜. 𝐃𝐮𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐒𝐀𝐀𝐌 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐡𝐨𝐬𝐭𝐬 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬, 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐩𝐬, 𝐩𝐚𝐧𝐞𝐥𝐬, 𝐞𝐭𝐜. 𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐲𝐞𝐚𝐫 𝐰𝐞 𝐰𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐨𝐧𝐥𝐲 𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐜𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐛𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡 𝐬𝐨𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐦𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐚. 𝐄𝐯𝐞𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡 𝐰𝐞 𝐰𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐩𝐫𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐬𝐨𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐢𝐧𝐠; 𝐢𝐭 𝐟𝐞𝐞𝐥𝐬 𝐥𝐢𝐤𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐲𝐞𝐚𝐫 𝐢𝐭 𝐛𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐫𝐚𝐩𝐞 𝐜𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐢𝐬 𝐜𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐬, 𝐬𝐮𝐫𝐯𝐢𝐯𝐨𝐫𝐬, 𝐨𝐫𝐠𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐳𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬, 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐮𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐲, 𝐞𝐭𝐜. 𝐜𝐥𝐨𝐬𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐨𝐠𝐞𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫. 𝐖𝐞 𝐰𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐦 𝐧𝐞𝐰 𝐥𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐛𝐨𝐧𝐝𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐧 𝐨𝐧 𝐞𝐚𝐜𝐡 𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐬𝐮𝐩𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭. 𝐒𝐞𝐱𝐮𝐚𝐥 𝐀𝐬𝐬𝐚𝐮𝐥𝐭 𝐀𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐌𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐡 𝐢𝐬𝐧’𝐭 𝐣𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐩𝐨𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐨𝐧 𝐬𝐨𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐦𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐚 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲 𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝐢𝐭 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐬𝐞 𝐰𝐡𝐨 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐮𝐧𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐝; 𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐬𝐞 𝐰𝐡𝐨 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐲 𝐭𝐨 𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐢𝐫 𝐯𝐨𝐢𝐜𝐞. 𝐖𝐞 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐠𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐦 𝐚 𝐯𝐢𝐫𝐭𝐮𝐚𝐥 𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐡𝐨𝐥𝐝 𝐰𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐲 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐝.

When trying to decide what photo to post we thought long and hard about what our reflections from the month would be? Well we decided why not include every day we posted! We formed it in a heart because our progress for the future is to show our survivors we are connected, we will always believe you and you can trust in us. The meaning behind a heart is that it shows compassion and understanding, life-giving and complex. No one’s story is the same, we want you to feel safe when you come to us. We are here for you.

We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” – мαуα αиgєℓσυ

The butterfly is one the most symbolic animals regarding the power of personal transformation. As a survivor of sexual abuse, the butterfly effect in your life set you on a path you never chose. It has affected you in negative ways, but you have the power to start a new butterfly effect, changing your life in the best way possible.

𝐘𝐨𝐮 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐛𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐮𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐟𝐥𝐲 𝐢𝐧 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐨𝐰𝐧 𝐥𝐢𝐟𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐜𝐚𝐮𝐬𝐞𝐬 𝐩𝐨𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐞𝐟𝐟𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐛𝐲 𝐦𝐚𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐠𝐨𝐨𝐝 𝐝𝐞𝐜𝐢𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐜𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐟 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐝𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬. 𝐘𝐨𝐮 𝐦𝐚𝐲 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐛𝐞 𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐬𝐞𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐢𝐠 𝐩𝐢𝐜𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞 𝐲𝐞𝐭, 𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞, 𝐛𝐞𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐢𝐭, 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐭𝐥𝐞 𝐟𝐥𝐚𝐩 𝐨𝐟 𝐚 𝐰𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐡𝐚𝐬 𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐧𝐞𝐝 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐨 𝐚 𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐬𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐞𝐝 𝐥𝐢𝐟𝐞 𝐟𝐫𝐞𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐩𝐚𝐬𝐭 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐬𝐨𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐨𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐝𝐬 𝐭𝐨𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐫𝐨𝐰. 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐝𝐞𝐜𝐢𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐦𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐭𝐨𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐫.