As some of you may know, I’m a survivor of and struggling with Domestic Violence, IPV, and Childhood abuse. Although I’ve been attending therapy for 7 years, I still don’t feel like it’s enough support, and maybe some of you feel the same.
So I asked myself, “Self, wouldn’t it be fucking awesome to create a network of people who have survived, are struggling with, and need support dealing with Domestic Violence, IPV, Childhood abuse and the like?”
HELL YEA IT WOULD BE!
This is why I would like to connect survivors of and those who need support with dealing through Domestic Violence, IPV, and Childhood abuse! and this is how we’ll do it:
- Connect- Reach out, find each other, and come together. Submit your experiences,ways you cope,poems,rants,artwork,anything that helps you find support and deal with it. Find other bloggers that have dealt with,are going through, and want to support eachother.
- Redefine- We all know the textbook definition,studies have shown the effect Domestic Violence have on mental health, and more than a few of us struggle with PTSD, but it all seems so impersonal, like we’re lab rats rather than thinking, breathing,human beings who have to deal with this shit day in and day out. We must reclaim what it means to be a survivor, we must redefine what Domestic Violence means to us, we must realize how domestic violence is a direct outcome of sexism and the fundamentals of it’s abuse and how we must collectively fight back against the system that supports it.
- Speak Up- Seek resources to help those struggling to get out of abusive environments. Create guides on how to bring yourself back into a safe space when you are triggered. Reach out from town to town,city to city, country to country, on where shelters are, supportive housing„emergency numbers, and local support groups. Plan meetups, talk ins, hangouts, anything that will help support eachother. Don’t let abusers get swept under the rug, especially those in power. Put their shit on blast (if you want to), call them out, and make them wish they thought twice. Help fund-raise for those who need it, to get out of town, to seek therapy, find housing, because not all of us have the privilege of be supported financially and may need help from fellow survivors.
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE connect to the domesticviolenceblognetwork and spread the word!
*I run several blogs, and although I fully support and love each and every one of them, it does drain a lot of my time and energy, so it would be much appreciated if anyone who would like to help moderate the Domestic Violence Blog Network!
this seriously sounds awesome. and needed. SIGNAL BOOST!!!!!