Survivor Voices

What are trauma survivors saying about Storiez?

“It was good to talk about all of the things I’ve been through. It helped me speak my mind and get my thoughts out. It made me feel better about myself because sometimes you can’t always hold stuff in. It was good getting it out and talking about it.”

-A trauma survivor from Philadelphia

 

“When I look back at my story, I realize how far I have come from being a very emotional kid to being a very positive and happy person.”

-A trauma survivor from South Jersey

 

“Something positive I got out of my story was that it helped me heal. I don’t have to second-guess my thoughts or feelings. Me writing a book with the help of my therapist helped me in many ways. My book helped me to open up and talk about things. This book was the start to my healing process. It was hard, but as it came to an end, it gave me a positive reason to keep going.”

-A trauma survivor from Philadelphia

 

“The book reminds me…when I first open it…of pain, abuse. When I get past those chapters, I see my success, my achievements. Sometimes I have to go back to that book. I look back and I say to myself ‘Look y’all, I made it.’ I have to go to the end of the chapters to remember the good. Because the beginning is always going to have the pain and the hurt in it. The book lets me know that I survived. It lets me know that I can keep surviving. I just have to remind myself.”

-A trauma survivor from Camden, NJ

 

 

In this incredible story of strength and resilience, a trauma survivor talks about her journey to happiness.  She details the traumatic experience that took away her smile.  She shares her determination and drive in her journey to finding happiness again.