Everyone has a story to tell. Karrine Steffaso gives a great lecture in the video above. Whether you choose to speak up or write about your life experience and tell your story it can help others as well as leaving a proof of life. The less things are concealed the more free/transparent you become.
Karrine discussed the negative connotations that can come from revealing a part of yourself to others:
"You must be bitter"
"You must be broken"
Silence breeds shame and judgement as she mentioned in the video. It baffles me how cruel one person can tell another how to feel as if their feelings are invalid, their judgment is! Social media can help a survivor educate themselves, communicate and impact others. It can also tear a person down by shaming, victim blaming and commenting with lack of empathy and understanding. Being brave regardless of others opinions and reaction can help you heal by revealing as well as build your esteem. Standing in your truth and handling your experience head on, you'd be surprise how many can relate to your experience when your forthright about what has happened to you! Your wound will heal without touching it because by exposing your wound you've reached a level of transparency.