You Are A Survivor Of Child Sexual Abuse

I thought you would enjoy this video of Destiny’s Child. There rendition of Survivor here is sexy and fierce. This is Child Sexual Abuse Awareness Month and honestly if you are still overcoming abuse, you don’t always feel sexy. We have this sense memory part of our brains that can easily identify smells, and those smells can remind you of a perpetrator just as it can remind you of an ex-boyfriend or your mother’s favorite Apple pie.

We are survivors of child sexual abuse, but often surviving is associated with just making it. I hope to reform your thinking today to see surviving as a past tense expression to show how far you have come, and not that it is your present state. Does that make sense?

Let’s celebrate survival (coming out of the abuse) and then let’s be VICTORIOUS!!! We have survived and now are Victors of Child Sexual Abuse!

Anyone can chime in on this. If you have overcome anything that you did not think you would live and breathe to talk about, I applaud you – we all do! Stand Up!

LYRICS TO DESTINY’S CHILD SURVIVOR

Now that you’re out of my life
I’m so much better
You thought that I’d be weak without you
But I’m stronger
You thought that I’d be broke without you
But I’m richer
You thought that I’d be sad without you
I laugh harder
You thought I wouldn’t grow without you
Now I’m wiser
Though that I’d be helpless without you
But I’m smarter
You thought that I’d be stressed without you
But I’m chillin’
You thought I wouldn’t sell without you
Sold 9 million

I’m a survivor (What?)
I’m not gon give up (What?)
I’m not gon stop (What?)
I’m gon work harder (What?)
I’m a survivor (What?)
I’m gonna make it (What?)
I will survive (What?)
Keep on survivin’ (What?)

I’m a survivor (What?)
I’m not gon give up (What?)
I’m not gon stop (What?)
I’m gon work harder (What?)
I’m a survivor (What?)
I’m gonna make it (What?)
I will survive (What?)
Keep on survivin’ (What?)

Thought I couldn’t breathe without you
I’m inhaling
You thought I couldn’t see without you
Perfect vision
You thought I couldn’t last without you
But I’m lastin’
You thought that I would die without you
But I’m livin’
Thought that I would fail without you
But I’m on top
Thought it would be over by now
But it won’t stop
Thought that I would self destruct
But I’m still here
Even in my years to come
I’m still gon be here

I’m a survivor (What?)
I’m not gon give up (What?)
I’m not gon stop (What?)
I’m gon work harder (What?)
I’m a survivor (What?)
I’m gonna make it (What?)
I will survive (What?)
Keep on survivin’ (What?)

I’m a survivor (What?)
I’m not gon give up (What?)
I’m not gon stop (What?)
I’m gon work harder (What?)
I’m a survivor (What?)
I’m gonna make it (What?)
I will survive (What?)
Keep on survivin’ (What?)

I’m wishin’ you the best
Pray that you are blessed
Bring much success, no stress, and lots of happiness
(I’m better than that)
I’m not gon blast you on the radio
(I’m better than that)
I’m not gon lie on you and your family
(I’m better than that)
I’m not gon hate on you in the magazines
(‘m better than that)
I’m not gon compromise my Christianity
(I’m better than that)
You know I’m not gon diss you on the internet
Cause my mama taught me better than that

I’m a survivor (What?)
I’m not gon give up (What?)
I’m not gon stop (What?)
I’m gon work harder (What?)
I’m a survivor (What?)
I’m gonna make it (What?)
I will survive (What?)
Keep on survivin’ (What?)

I’m a survivor (What?)
I’m not gon give up (What?)
I’m not gon stop (What?)
I’m gon work harder (What?)
I’m a survivor (What?)
I’m gonna make it (What?)
I will survive (What?)
Keep on survivin’ (What?)

(Beyonce)
Oh (oh) oh (oh)…

After of all of the darkness and sadness
Soon comes happiness
If I surround my self with positive things
I’ll gain prosperity

I’m a survivor (What?)
I’m not gon give up (What?)
I’m not gon stop (What?)
I’m gon work harder (What?)
I’m a survivor (What?)
I’m gonna make it (What?)
I will survive (What?)
Keep on survivin’ (What?)

About Ressurrection

Ressurrection Graves is a Child Sexual Abuse Grooming Expert and H.E.A.L.E.R. (Healer, Educator, Activist, Life Skills Expert, Empowerment Speaker, Relationship Mentor) Her website reaches readership in 188 countries. She is available for national speaking engagements, radio and television interviews. She can be reached at: 202.717.7377 or send your request to: ressurrection dot wordpress at yahoo dot com or comment on http://www.ressurrection.wordpress.com
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2 Responses to You Are A Survivor Of Child Sexual Abuse

  1. victoriapendragon says:

    One of my favorite songs to dance to! And this video is so excellent.
    Translating your feelings of self-empowerment into dance amplifies them because it is you. You and your body. You in control. And you allowing your body to feel the joy that is inherent in the dance and by doing that amplifying the joy that is in you. I have danced for all my life…it is part of what saved me
    It is one thing to get past the abuse…it is still another to heal…and it’s one step further to celebrate yourself for what you have done and it’s the best step of all. It has long been said that a person can experience only as much joy as they’ve experienced pain. You can be a survivor – first, you have to be a survivor – then…be a thriver! Sing! Dance! Do it with everything you’ve got…you’ve earned your joy.
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