Kim’s Story (2)

New Years Eve. We were bringing in 2016. I had just gotten out of a toxic 2 year relationship. The break up was messy, I was messy, but  that’s another story for another day. I hadn’t really done anything for New Years before this year, mostly because I wasn’t “allowed” to, but also because the…

S’s Reporting Experience

A Tuesday in September, 2020. I was on my way to work. I’d decided the weekend before that I wanted to report my sexual assault. I kept putting it off and for some reason at 7:40 am on my way to work was when I decided it was time I called Vancouver Police to report…

Heidi’s Story

Hi, my name is Heidi. I was a victim of human trafficking at age 14. I came from a wealthy Christian household, being the oldest of 7 kids. I had a great childhood, until around age 13 when I started to be molested by one of my dads employees. The family business was on the…

T’s Story Pt 3 – Chilliwack Chief’s Game

 After school on a Friday evening of September, I decided I was going to drive down to see some friends and then go to the Chilliwack Chiefs game later. The day was great, we spent time at the lake, went on our usual adventures around town, and got caught up on life updates.  After dinner,…

R + K ‘s Personal Self Care Routines

So, you may be sick of us preaching about self care. We realize we talk about it a lot. That being said, we have no intention of stopping any time soon. It’s one of the biggest influencers over our day to day life – survivor or not, and we will keep writing about it until…

Yoga Nidra

 Yoga Nidra is a conscious relaxation practice that focuses on the body, mind and emotions by guiding you into a state of consciousness that is between waking and sleeping. Yoga Nidra helps you fall into the deepest state of relaxation possible by following a set of verbal instructions. Due to being able to fall into…

T’s Story Pt 2

This is Pt 2 of the story of a girl who was trafficked as a child. Pt 1 addressed the actual trafficking and can be found HERE. This story continues into high school.. 3 years after the trafficking ended.. when she was sexually assaulted and harassed at school. There is one more part to this…

What Can YOU Do To Help?

It’s finally here! The post you’ve all been waiting for! From the first day we launched, the most common question we’ve received is : HOW CAN I HELP? So. In a nutshell…. There are 2 different types of help that are needed by our mission and by our community of survivors.  We are going to…

Triggers 101 Pt 2

In an earlier post, we touched on what triggers are, and how loved ones can help in situations where triggers surface.  Lets recap a little bit…. To be “triggered” is to experience an emotional, mental and/or physical reaction to something based on past traumas. Triggers can be people, places, substances, or anything else that serves…

T’s Story Pt 1 – Child Trafficking in the Fraser Valley

*** THIS STORY COMES WITH A HEAVY TRIGGER WARNING ***  Prelude I grew up in a very religious household. I went to a private school, church was mandatory every Sunday, and bible study was every Wednesday. From the outside life looked great. In school I had A honours and would always get comments on how…