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Survivors Speak ~ Art, Music, Poetry, Photography and Other Original Creative Works

Being a CSA survivor is not something to be ashamed of. Rather, it is something that we should all be proud of having the strength, courage and commitment to overcome and THRIVE!  This is what Survivors Speak is about: showing the world who we are, sharing our talents, being brave and bold and seen!

We are strong. We are creative. We are survivors. And this is what we can do…


The Unspoken Truth: A Memoir

The Unspoken Truth: A Memoir

A new book by child sexual abuse survivor, Lisa Zarcone. This is what survivors can do when they heal!   Visit Lisa on Twitter!

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Overcoming emotions and healing wounds

Overcoming emotions and healing wounds

 © 2018. Vanessa Hicks. Published by permission. In recent weeks, I’ve discovered how hard it is to overcome emotions and any fears I have. In my drawings, I find I can switch off, but also use my creative time to figure out what is going on inside myself. Sometimes it gets the frustration out, but […]

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The Shadows in My Heart

The Shadows in My Heart

We had the privilege of meeting this author last night on our interview with the NAASCA SCAN blogtalk radio show. Check out her book below. This is what survivors can do!  Thank you, Mary Haven, for your commitment to healing and sharing your story with others. We commend you.  

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A Stray, Wet Cat

A Stray, Wet Cat

Could she have done something? It’s too late now to tell. Too late to go back. She’s gone forward, for sure. More than most. But she still feels it. Fear can’t seem to escape her coursing bloodstream. She wants someone to hold her. To protect her. She is but a cold stray cat who has […]

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Ink Boxer Dog

Ink Boxer Dog

 © 2018. Vanessa Hicks. Published by permission.    

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I Will Never Be the Same Again

I Will Never Be the Same Again

Every time I sing this song I am reminded of the sweetness of happy, healthy romantic love. In the past, my understanding of love was pretty much synonymous with pain, loss or longing. However, a few years ago, I decided I was not going to play that game any more. I spent the next decade […]

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