Speak Out: Tamryn’s Story

“Who has ever felt that they weren’t good enough?That they just felt ugly and unworthy? That no matter what they can’t shake those feelings of it being so easy to see why other people like themselves they are actually pretty and I am the utter opposite? If you said yes to any of these then […]

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park 

“Wilderness – where humans are visitors that do not remain.” If I could paint, this would about sum up my trip. It was peaceful, good family time and definitely an adventure I’ll never forget! We hiked 12 miles in the muddy yet gorgeous terrain. The scariest yet most adventurous part was coming to my the […]

My Past Does Not Define Me

Yes, I am a survivor of many things. Depression, anxiety, self-harm, Borderline Personality, rape and PTSD. But, that is not who I am. I am Katie Butterfly. I have come through much darkness and into the light. I have turned into a beautiful young woman. I love with all my heart, I enjoy many things, […]

Speak Out: Katrina’s Story

*Trigger Warning* “Growing up in a rural area, all of my friends were at least a mile away from me. There were no neighbors. I went to school forty minutes from home until high school, and then it was still twenty minutes to school. I share this because I consider the isolation to have been […]

Speak Out: Jenn’s Story

“The youngest memory I have of my life is when my Grandmother and her husband was getting a divorce and he came after her with a shovel threatening to kill her, I was three years old. At such a young age, I kind of had an idea how some men were; my biological father seem […]

Speak Out: BrokenButTrying’s Story

*********Trigger Warning*********** “Here goes nothing… My Dad was very abusive to my mom and always raised his hand to her in front of me and my brother… They always fought and argued I stopped him from choking my mom one day by running out the door and barely got away from him when he came […]

Speak Out: Meghan’s Story

****trigger warning**** “A bit about me first. I was adopted as a toddler to a farming family. Childhood was okay, can’t complain about any mistreatment. As a teen, I began rebelling like most teens do. Skipping school, partying, smoking, drugs, hitch hiking, and drinking a lot. It was a really high risk lifestyle. I ended […]

Speak Out: Tara’s Story

“Here is my story of how I grew up in a home that was surrounded by domestic violence.Growing up was crazy for me. My parents always argued. Before I was born my mother and real father used to fight always according to what my mother told me and what my sister and brother witnessed. But […]

Speak Out: Rose’s Story

Thank you Rose for sharing your story with us. You are incredible. And yes, you ARE a thriver! Since Rose wrote this, she has married her fiancé and they are expecting a baby boy anytime now (if he hasn’t come already!) I just love success stories!!! ******************************************** “I had a pretty good childhood, but just […]

Victim to Conquerer’s Story

Thank you for letting me share your story on my blog here. Original post can be found here. You should definitely check out the rest of her blog, I find it so inspiring and empowering…. **************************************************** Warning this story does contain some graphic details. Please only read if you are safe to do so*** I […]