#MeToo and “Why Are People Coming Forward Now?”

In regards to the MeToo Movement and whenever someone comes forward about abuse in their life. We hear so much of “why didn’t this person come forward, or why now?” I really don’t owe anyone an explanation but I’m going to give one anyway to help raise some awareness... I didn’t remember my rape until … Continue reading #MeToo and “Why Are People Coming Forward Now?”

We Believe Survivors Video Project

We Believe Survivors Video Project I am in the process of putting together another video project for Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April. You can watch the one I did last year here Want to participate? What I need you to do: Make a Video of you Saying “I Believe Survivors” and your reason for … Continue reading We Believe Survivors Video Project

2017 Year In Review

As I get ready to bid 2017 farewell and say hello to 2018 I wanted to write a year in review blog post. I am going to be sharing some pictures from through-out the year. 2017 was a year of struggles, growth, healing, new found strength, loss and finding out who I am and where I want to be in life. Here is to more growth and healing in 2018.  ♥Katie Butterfly

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… … Continue reading Katie Butterfly Is – Words From My Advocate

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 … Continue reading Show Me How Big Your Brave Is

Speak Out: K’s Story

"Hi I’m K and I’m a sexual assault and emotional abuse survivor. There’s probably going to be a few triggers in this for both you and myself. So if you don’t want to be triggered, you don’t have to read this. I’m going to attempt to write it in chronological order. It was as my first … Continue reading Speak Out: K’s Story

Interview with Felicia Johnson Author of Her

I was inspired by this incredible book called "Her" that I had picked up at the library and I recently was given the chance to do an online interview with the author Felicia Johnson. I am going to share that with you along with a couple links to look up this great book yourself. Q: … Continue reading Interview with Felicia Johnson Author of Her

Guest Blogger Tiffani: Open Letter To My Abuser

***(Extreme Trigger Warning)*** You took my innocence. You took my pride. You took my Mom. And you took my 12 year old self with you too. This night, I can still remember, it was in my long, narrow room. With the cracks in between all of the wood floor boards and the BB's all squished … Continue reading Guest Blogger Tiffani: Open Letter To My Abuser