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1in6 Thursday: Hope for the Holidays

I realize now I’d been unknowingly recovering for years before I acknowledged to myself that the unwanted sexual interactions I’d had with my parish priest were abusive.
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1in6 Thursday: Shame: It’s a Dead-End Street

Unloading shame seems like a necessary part of the healing process for most of us who’ve been sexually abused.
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1in6 Thursday: Be Kind

Be kind to yourself. Say only positive, loving thoughts to yourself.
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1in6 Thursday: We Are Survivors

There is nothing wrong with us; something wrong was done to us.
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1in6 Thursday: Speaking Truth To Shame

September 17, 2015 | BY 1in6org | FILED UNDER JHF BLOG >
The Bristlecone Project celebrates the courage of a growing number of male survivors of sexual abuse who defy the stigma and renounce the shame that have for so long silenced men who have been sexually abused.
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1in6 Thursday: It Takes Time

There is no rushing through the inner healing process. It takes time. And effort.
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1in6 Thursday: We Were There

And we were vulnerable.
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1in6 Thursday: Those Flashbacks

I was older when my memories started to return. And they hurt. Deeply.
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1in6 Thursday: I'm Lonely

Nothing is as lonely as guarding our secrets. Nothing separates me more from other human beings than hiding part of myself.
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1in6 Thursday: Don't Forgive

Nothing in me is defective and I'm still healing.
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