Graham found safety and strength in the forests of northern Ontario, and in his own roots in the Ojibway nation.
A work colleague, a priest, therapists, fellow survivors, and Greg’s own courage and perseverance have enabled him to confront the past and open up a hopeful future.
“The Army gave me stripes. I got ’em quick. But I knew I was hiding behind the stripes.”
Hank Estrada has found peace in the serene landscape of New Mexico, and love in his 30 year relationship with his life partner.
Greg has journeyed far, both physically and psychologically, to reach the place of healing that now graces his life.
Matching the tenacity of his wounded soul, Iciyapitate has confronted the legacies of the savage abuse that marred his childhood and looks forward now to a life of caring.
A letter from his sister sparked Harold’s journey toward healing from years of abuse at the hands of his parents.
“I firmly believe to my soul that we, as a culture, need to talk about this more.”
“…the intersection between being raised Mormon and being gay, but also being a survivor…”
A soul mate, a community of fellow survivors in Christchurch, and poetry have all helped Jack to survive and emerge from a childhood devastated by trauma.
Confronting the legacies of generations of sexual abuse within his family, James now looks ahead to helping fellow survivors as a victim advocate.
A Lieutenant Colonel in the Army and FBI agent, Jay has confronted and overcome challenges out in the world and within himself.
“It’s been a long haul and it hasn’t been easy, but I keep thinking to myself, ‘There’s light at the end of the tunnel, you just gotta get there.’”
Jaron found the inner strength and the external help he needed to overcome childhood abuse, adult trauma, and discrimination, and he still smiles infectiously.
James marshaled the resources he needed to launch his recovery and now shares his love with abused and neglected dogs.
John faced down his abuser, 25 years later, and found the road to redemption.