Growing Stronger After Abuse

“Today, I let someone touch my wrist without jumping away. I grew up with an abusive dad, and he would grab me by the wrists when he was going to start beating me, so I got used to flinching away. But today, my friend – who’s really my sister more than any family I’ve had – laid her hand on my wrist without either of us thinking about it. As she pulled away, I realized I hadn’t jumped at her touch. Real family and real growing from who I was.”

-by Johanna, posted on (


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