I support and applaud your courage in testifying against your abuser. I wish healing and peace for you and all victims of child abuse. I started a trauma referral website (www.noahsarknow.com) to address unspoken, unhealed, unrecognized grief and trauma. Live your lives fully in the knowledge that what happened to you was NOT your fault.
I am so far not able to confront my abuser and to bring him to justice. You are so incredibly brave and inspirational to me. I hope one day I will be able to do what you have done. Please know I stand with you in spirit. You did not deserve or do anything to warrant what happened to you. You deserve peace and happiness and healing. Remember, there is always darkness before the dawn. Be...
Thank you so much for what you are doing. It must be incredibly difficult and you are so so brave for what you are doing.
Thank you for being our voice
You are so strong, so courageous, so golden. You are idols for survivors everywhere who cannot speak. You are incredible. Speak loudly, speak frankly, and throw it all down. Youve survived the hardest part already. You know you can survive this.
You have the right...
to feel exactly as you feel, tell people how feel, and define your experience for yourself. People who want to support you often describe your experience in a way that makes you (or them) feel better, but remember that it’s yours. Take care of yourself. We’re with you.
Thank you for speaking up. I have so much respect for you.
Thank you so much for finding the courage to testify. You are all so brave. I don’t quite have the words to express how proud and humbled I am by your actions, but thank you for doing this. Stay strong and know that you have a lot of love and support. :)
Thank you all for your courage. I can not imagine the pain you have been, and are going through. Please know you are respected, loved, and supported.
Bold Steps Forward
My friends, you need to know many of us have so much pride and hope because of the bold strength you showed in speaking honestly and openly of your experiences. Please understand that for each of you there are 10s of others who have never spoken. You have spoken for them. When you need a shoulder or a laugh, we will be with you. Your anonymity was safe. But you met the foe face to face. That was...
Roberta Dolan, Survivor and Champion for ending...
The good you are doing by exposing your pain goes far beyond stopping this monster from harming others. You are lending courage and strength to other survivors, drawing public awareness to this silent terror and showing the world that together we will end child sexual abuse. My prayers go out to you for strength, healing and peace.
Cannot imagine how hard this must be for you, but you are demonstrating such courage in facing your abuser, in testifying against him and in stopping him from doing this to other young men. I salute you.
Peace be with you
May all the peace available in the world surround those affected-allow all to remain calm and be strong as you all go through this. I will pray continuously for comfort and pray it goes quickly. You all have so many by your side thinking of you, sending happy thoughts and prayers! You are all so brave and hope this brings peace for you!
The Manliest Men
The Manliest Men in that courtroom were the young men that agreed to take the witness stand. Soothe the pain of your thoughts of embarrassment, guilt, and ugliness with your own power of courage, righteousness, and strength. We stand with you.
facing your attacker in court may seem intimidating, but afterwards, you will feel like a weight has been lifted. You are a victor, not a victim, you go home at the end of the day, he goes to jail. he lo longer has any power over you.
To be Brave is sometimes the hardest thing to do
You have survived this horribleness and by standing up to your abuser, you have won a victory over him.
Peace is possible
Whenever life seems overwhelming, please imagine a whole world of people standing with you and supporting you. Peace is possible once you accept that your past is gone and your present is all yours. Happiness is your birthright. Please fight for your deserved peace. We send comfort and respect to you.
The brave actions you have done in this process have not gone unnoticed. They can and will inspire other victims to come forward against their predators.
HOPE STRENGTH COURAGE
Thank you for supporting us survivors! Its takes a lot of courage to come forward and because of the support that you all are giving, it gives us the HOPE COURAGE and STRENGTH to do so. From @SupportersDay on twitter
You are heros
I am sorry those things happened to you and nobody saved you at that time. You are all everyday heros. Your courage possibly saved others from similar expirences. And your bravery to testify brings an issue to the masses, who may take more steps to educate their children in open and honest conversation.
Silence was the weapon used against you, robbing you of your peace of mind, your security and your innocence. That you have been able to find the courage to find your voices again, speaks volumes for your character and your strength. As Audre Lourde said: “Speak your truth, even if your voice shakes.” Speaking as one who did not speak her truth and whose scars have run exceedingly deep as a...
Thank you for standing up in court and showing your face. You are brave. You will save many more from abuse because you are speaking up. God bless.
To your future.
To victims of abuse: I just wanted to say that You are not the sum of other people’s ideas or actions toward you. You are what you choose to be. And no matter what has happened to you in the past the rest of your life is all your choice, nobody else’s. They have no power over you. People who have been abused bare so much shame and self hate that is misdirected. Don’t put yourself through anymore...
You are survivors, and you are incredibly brave. Stay strong, and reach out for help if you need it. We support you.
You are courageous to speak up and I wish you much comfort and support as you go through the difficult, but hopefully empowering task of testifying in court. Remember to keep care of yourselves and reach out for support when you need it. May you find justice.