S’s Story

* This story comes with a trigger warning for sexual content, drugs, depression and other mature subject matter. * What I’ve been told by multiple people is that “I allowed it to happen to me”.  First year university – that’s when I met (Guy1).  (Guy1) goes to a big local university and is on one…

Triggers 101 pt 1

This is pt 1 of our series on triggers / activators . This post is more educational and directed towards people who have not experienced triggers or do not understand how they work. We are not experts on this topic whatsoever and speak only from our personal experience with PTSD as well as our personal…

Words I feel about myself now

NOW Abundant Affirmed AliveAltruisticAmbitious Beautiful BetterBlamelessBrave Bright CalmCleanCompassionate Confident ConqueringCourageous DauntlessDependableDesirable  Determined EmotionalEmpatheticEmpoweredEnthusiastic FearlessFierceFreeFriendly FulfilledGlowing GroundedGrowing HappyHealingHealthy  Honest HopefulIncredible Independant InnocentInspiredJoyfulKindLevel-headedLight LovingLoyal MindfulMotivatedNeededNORMAL Nurturing Okay Optimistic OutspokenOvercomingPassionate Patient PeacefulPowerful Precious RadiantRadicalReadyResilient RighteousSafeSexy StrongSuccessful Supported Survivor Thankful Thoughtful Tough Trustworthy UnapologeticUnashamedUnderstanding Unstoppable Valuable Vibrant VictoriousWarmWarriorWhole WorthyZealous This post was part 2 of a series of poems. The first was a list of words we, along with our NO Society community, felt immediately following being attacked. This was a second list or words that we, along with our NO Society community, feel NOW – years after being attacked. The purpose…

B’s Story

*** TRIGGER WARNING – MINOR ASSULT DETAILS AND MATURE SUBJECT MATTER. *** He was someone I knew since I was five and she was someone I knew since I was four. We all grew up together, in the same classes from k-5. We always had each other’s backs, until the summer going into grade six. …

Words I felt about myself

THEN AfraidAlienatedAloneAnxiousAppallingBitchBlemishedBrokenBurdenCheapChokedCrazyCrushedCursedDeadDirtyDisgustingEmpty ExtinguishedFailureFatGuiltyGuttedHeavyHollowIncapableIneffectiveInsignificantIsolatedJeopardizedJumpyJunkyardKilljoyLifelessLostMangledManiacMeaninglessMistakeNaive NeedyNonexistentObjectifiedObliviousOutcastedPowerlessPsychopathPatheticQueasyQuestionableRepulsiveRuinedSlutSpoiledStainedStupidTime BombTotaledTrashyUglyUndesirableUnfixableUnlovableUnluckyUselessVenomousVictimWasteWeakWhoreWorthlessYieldingZombie R + K *This was a collection of words formatted as a poem, inspired by our own feelings after our own experiences, combined with the experiences of others in our No Society community. *

My mental illness makes me a bad friend. – Kim Witmer

Let’s say the average person experiences their emotions on a 1-10 scale; Typically, the day-to-day feelings may be sitting around a 4. Emotions exist, but don’t determine much, unless something out of the ordinary happens (a job promotion, your best friend got married, a death, etc). A person’s emotions will peak during events like these,…

A’s Story

I was in grade 8 when this happened to me  I was hanging out with this guy, let’s call him Jack, just as friends. We had hung out a few times now with other people. Sometimes it was just us, but usually it was in a group.  I thought we were just going to hang…

Poetry From Amsterdam – Riley-Ann Holm

A glimpse into the collection *trigger warning – depression, ptsd, mature subject matter* Hi friends! R here 🙂 The week after my big incident, I spent a week in Amsterdam to get away and process what had happened (I had lived in Amsterdam for a while before and it is truly a safe place for…

CBD

WE ARE NOT MAKING MEDICAL RECOMMENDATIONS – Only sharing information and personal experience. Always talk to your doctor before trying different things for your medical conditions As survivors, a lot of us spend most of the day fighting our own brains, whether this is anxiety, depression, PTSD, or any other mental blockage we may be…

L’s Story

My story goes back so far, I can’t even remember.  My survival technique was disassociation. That means I separated my conscious mind from my body – so most of my childhood memory, during the times of my abuse, is hidden deep in my subconscious. I was a child, just starting school, when the grooming began….