NEW VIDEO PROJECT–I CAN THRIVE PART 2

Dear followers, The video I did last year did so well and inspired so many people that I have decided to do a part 2. You can find the first video here   Are you a survivor of abuse? Are you feeling inspired and like you want to use your voice? This is the project … Continue reading NEW VIDEO PROJECT–I CAN THRIVE PART 2

Self Affirmations

self-af·fir·ma·tion ˈˌself ˌafərˈmāSHən/ noun the recognition and assertion of the existence and value of one's individual self.   I am fearless. I am brave. I am determined and I am stubborn. I'm a social butterfly and I'm not ashamed to admit it. I have anxiety and depression that can counter-act that social butterfly but it … Continue reading Self Affirmations

#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

Survivor Love Letter

Dear Survivor, You are so incredibly brave. It takes great courage to get out of bed each morning and try to make the most of each day. Some days are hard, you may not even want to get out of bed and if you aren't able to, that's ok. You are still so brave and … Continue reading Survivor Love Letter

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

It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas

Christmas time is here! Jeff and I had a great Thanksgiving. I made Thanksgiving Dinner for the first time. It wasn't much, but to me it was everything. I'm very proud of my accomplishment, however small it may be. Then we watched Home Alone. That just happens to be my favorite Christmas movie! We also … Continue reading It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas

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

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 … Continue reading I Can Thrive Because Video

Why I Created Becoming Katie Butterfly

Becoming Katie Butterfly I have struggled with mental illness, anxiety, and sexual assault in my life. It once held be back, even almost killed me, but like a butterfly I have come out of the darkness and into a beautiful life! I have found my voice and it's so beautiful. I have so much to … Continue reading Why I Created Becoming Katie Butterfly

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 … Continue reading Maybe He Doesn’t Hit You

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. … Continue reading Being An Advocate How You Can Is Okay