Speak of the acts perpetrated upon us, speak the atrocities, speak the injustices, speak the personal violations of the soul.
Someone will listen, someone will believe our stories, someone will join us.
Charlotte Pierce-Baker -author of Surviving the Silence
I was not only a survivor, but a witness to my own survival.
I saw, too, that however painful my feelings of the past year had been,
The pain had not, after all, replaced other feelings, but only hidden them from sight.
Never be bullied into silence.
Never allow yourself to be made a victim.
Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself.
When I dare to be powerful,
to use my strength in the service of my vision,
then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.
Women's sanity has been saved by bringing these hidden experiences into the open, naming them
and turning our rage into positive action to reduce and heal violence.
-Gloria Steinem, foreword to The Vagina Monologues
"Everything you need you already have. You are complete right now, you are a whole, total person, not an apprentice person on the way to some place else. Your completeness must be understood by you and experienced in your thoughts as your own personal reality."
— Wayne Dyer