Speak Out: Annie’s Story

My name is Annie. I’ve been wanting to share my story for a while but have always been scared.  I grew up in a stable home. Two parents and an older brother. Things were good in my house until my brother went to college, I was in 7th grade. He attended University of Southern California, […]

A Shelter in The Time Of Storm

I hear these words and in my mind I hear the hymn we used to sing in church. It also reminds me of The Family Center that has helped give me a voice. And I am reminded that I am never ever alone. Jesus is my Shelter in the Time of Storm. He has been […]

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!

The Shelter In My Storm

I never knew what it was like before to have an advocate. I do advocate work but it’s a whole different ballgame for me to accept that I also need an advocate by my side. Listening to me, cheering me on, and just being a great addition to my team.

Dear John, I See It All Now That You’re Gone

Taylor Swift’s song “Dear John” really speaks volumes to my survivor stories. Here are the lyrics,  Long were the nights when my days once revolved around you Counting my footsteps, Praying the floor won’t fall through, again My mother accused me of losing my mind, But I swore I was fine, you paint me a […]

I Feel Like Superwoman

  You are seen as such a great and wonderful man. They have not seen the other side to you. Behind the public eye, you are a danger to others. You are a monster. You can take all the hard work one has done the past 10 years and nearly destroy it in only 3 […]

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.

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 […]

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. […]