Tag Archives: Surviving Rape

The Day I Attempted Suicide


The Day I Attempted Suicide

“You are such a selfish person Kerri, truly pathetic, I don’t have time for this shit!”

That’s what my mother said to me the day I attempted suicide. Continue reading The Day I Attempted Suicide

I was raped by my dad and had his baby – why did social workers not protect me?

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Sarah Smith last week won £160,000 compensation from Bradford City council after it admitted a breach of duty in not removing her from the family home. Continue reading I was raped by my dad and had his baby – why did social workers not protect me?

Rape Trauma Syndrome: The Journey to Healing Belongs to Everyone

Rape Trauma Syndrome: The Journey to Healing Belongs to Everyone

Some say rape is about power. It has been said that when a woman is raped, her power is taken away. Not only is this notion erroneous, but it is what keeps many woman silent. The immense power within a woman cannot be destroyed. It can be hidden under scars that feel like they will last a lifetime. However, the lasting effects of rape can be mitigated by uncovering the power that may feel like it was cleverly concealed. So many survivors believe that they are alone on a journey. Their story may be theirs…but the journey belongs to everyone.

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Raped, Distorted & Delivered

Original Air Date: December 16, 2013

When a person forces their will upon you without your full compliance, that is a form of rape; it doesn’t have to include brute force or a fight/struggle. When you tell someone “no”, tell them you’re uncomfortable with something, or that you would rather not, and they continue to force themselves upon you – your sense of safety & normality gets distorted. This distortion confuses your sense of reality & travels into your future. This episode of the Coffee & Christ show will share with you one man’s journey of deliverance from the effects of rape, at an early age. Don’t miss “Raped, Distorted & Delivered” with Dave Bannister.

Death Is Not The Only Choice

Death is not the only option

Outside of skiing, I can relate to everything my friend Elisabeth says here. Love is twisted so much in the world, this is why the words, “I love You” are not important for me to hear. Love’s an action and we should all be showing it in the way we treat each other.

 

I was not trafficked but I was raped in my own home for 13 years so I know the pain and hopelessness of feeling powerless. I’ve been forced and manipulated and I remember making the decision, at 15 years old, to take my own life because that is the only thing I felt I had the power to do.

 

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