Love Conquers All – My Story

Jeff and I have been together as a couple for about 8 wonderful years. Where I thought my life had ended (or needed to end) this guy helped me realize that I could lay the bad to rest and that love was the answer. We have been officially “married” for almost two years now! With many more years ahead!

Katie Butterfly Is – Words From My Advocate

I created a special box to put self care items in, or things to make me smile and remember how great I’m doing. My advocate had a few words to describe me and I wanted to share them with you. And apparently I am very determined because she listed it twice. ♥ Katie Butterfly is… […]

Show Me How Big Your Brave Is

SURVIVOR LOVE LETTER TO MYSELF. Dear Katie, You’re not broken or damaged, you are just a little bit bruised. Bruises heal. You are proof of it. You spent years going through hell with your mental illnesses, your self harming and your attempted suicides. The scars healed, and you lived. For some reason you were put […]

I Can Thrive Because Video

April started Sexual Assault Awareness Month and I have been working on a video project. I am so very excited to share the final product with you. Watching it and putting it together has been so empowering for me and I hope it can be for you too! I and other survivors of abuse wanted […]

No More Week 2017

No More week started today. And I’m starting the conversation. As a survivor of sexual abuse I know how important awareness and the message of No More is.

New Year, New Challenge. The Jar Challenge

It’s the new year and all we hear about are those New Years resolutions. Losing weight. New relationship. No chocolate. Going to bed earlier. Etc etc etc. I think those are great, especially if done for the right reasons. I do plan on shedding some weight and trying to eat better. And choosing other healthier […]

I Am Resilient 

I’ve been asked to participate in #thehellolovelyproject I have been thinking for awhile now and I am going with the word resilient to describe myself. It was the word given to me at my 8th grade graduation by my teacher. In simple words: life tends to knock me down, but like a Tigger I usually […]

Maybe He Doesn’t Hit You

Recently a new campaign has surfaced on Twitter and social media. The #MaybeHeDoesntHitYou that focuses on the emotional impact of domestic abuse and relationship abuse.I think it’s important to raise awareness on these important issues and maybe be able to speak up about personal experiences. Thank you for those who sent in contributions to raise […]

Being An Advocate How You Can Is Okay

So, my heart has wanted to do more for victims of Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence. I really wanted to be an on the scene victim advocate, and I even met with someone today to potentionally do a trial run of it. But, my heart has been heavy. I don’t feel I am emotionally ready. […]

Joyful Heart Foundation Revolution Gala

Tonight is the Joyful Heart Foundation JoyfulRevolution Gala and even though I cannot be there in person, my heart is full of joy. This foundation and Mariska Hargitay helped give me the strength to speak up, tell my story and be heard. Although I would still love to meet her and tell her this in […]