Thank you for choosing to honor yourself and others by sharing your story.

Personal stories and accounts are powerful and serve both the writer and the reader. Writing your story is a mindful, therapeutic exercise. Reading other people’s stories is a mindful, therapeutic exercise, too.

Writing your story is a cognitive process and awakens your ability to think, process, and discern your experiences. Reading a story echoing one’s own battle is often the impetus victims need to finally escape and save themselves from the clutches of their abusers.

Your story has purpose. Not only will writing serve you in more ways than you can ever imagine, reading your story will be a welcome gift to many.

Use the prompts and questions to assist you as you prepare and write your story. There’s no right or wrong way to write your story. Don’t worry about punctuation, grammar or spelling. Instead, focus on the feelings and emotions that emerge and be authentic to your experience.

If you’re looking for inspiration, check out the Survivor Story Series launched February 14, 2017.

Or read Escaping the Boy: My Life with a Sociopath and Unashamed Voices: True Stories Written by Survivors of Domestic Violence, Rape, and Fraud, books I wrote and edited just for survivors.

Survivor Story Series Submission Form

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Your real name will not be published with the story. 

Feel free to use the prompts. Or you may jump to question #8 to write without the prompts or paste a previously written story.