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Am I a Victim or a Survivor of Childhood Sexual Abuse?

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There are so many labels that get affixed to us throughout our lives. As someone who experienced childhood sexual abuse, I got stuck with labels that I didn’t consent to.

I’m somewhere in the middle of my healing journey, and I get caught up in what word to attach to myself. Am I a victim or a survivor?

Or both? Although this might change, right now, I gravitate towards the word “victim.” For so long, I wasn’t able to speak openly about what happened to me.

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