Once in your life you will read, see, or hear something that truly affects you. Maybe it's something that happened to you or someone you know. Maybe you can relate to it. Suddenly, you feel compelled to tell others about it. You become the heroine, the survivor, and feel an enormous amount of pride in yourself. You want to share your story now. For you have overcome the shame, the stereotypes, and are reborn into a new world: a world of understanding and hope. This is a story of a survivor: a survivor of emotional, physical and sexual abuse. This is the story of a woman who overcame the fears, and the threats...and lived. This is my story.