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Intro [Sep. 2nd, 2006|03:41 am]
After Silence


Hello, I'm new here, wanted to introduce myself. I am a survivor or incest by my grandfather and sexual abuse by eight other men, physical and emotional abuse by my mother. I am using writing to heal. I've been working on a book based on my childhood and how I am reconditioning (reprogramming) my mind and body after years of abuse. I hope to be finished soon. I'm also working on a second project which is an anthology of letters by survivors to their abusers. The goal is to publish them. If you think you may be interested, visit www.letterstomyabusers.com for details. The deadline is October 30th. I hope to heal together. I also created a live journal community called reconditioning, where I hope survivors can share how they are healing and changing the patterns and beliefs formed in their abusive childhoods. http://community.livejournal.com/reconditioning/
Take care. Keep healing and growing.


From: ex_inkandtea191
2006-09-06 06:32 pm (UTC)
Welcome. :) I think it's amazing that you are writing a book about it... has it helped with the healing at all? Just from hearing that you sound like a very strong person.

Take care.
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[User Picture]From: sgagos
2006-09-06 07:05 pm (UTC)
Yes, it has helped and although I am not "cured", nor will I ever be, I believe I have grown in my healing. There is still a lot of conditioning to work through, automatic responses that seem to come out of nowhere, but are actually part of the abused mind and body. It is very difficult to get to the page each day, and I've taken quite a few breaks. Sometimes you get tired of hearing yourself, reading the same things over and over (I am revising and editing right now) That's why the anthology project is such a welcome distraction because I get to connect with other survivors and I really need that. Thanks :)

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