I am a warrior

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Like the photo that coincides with this blog: ” I have battled my whole life to become the strong woman I am today…”

My father abandoned us after my mother divorced him. My stepfather passed from cancer. I was in an abusive relationship. As well as dealt with alcoholism and other obstacles in my life.

Through the small obstacles to the larger ones, I successfully fought my way through. At times I just had to jump over a hurdle, other times I had to crawl and claw my way out. I fought and I conquered

My scars; whether their physical, or the ones I allow to be seen through my words or by my voice, will never be used as a tool to try and further damage me. They will be used to show that I am a fighter. That I am strong and that I survived and will always survive.

I am a warrior; do not be ashamed by my battle wounds. Embrace them, just as I embrace them.

Embrace your own battle wounds! You’re a survivor; you have a story that needs to be told to ears that need and want to hear.

We as the survivors of our circumstances need to be the voice for those who no longer have one, and to those who have yet to find their own voice.

Photo Credit: From Facebook page: Stop Domestic Abuse