Could you imagine what it would be like to carry on with life as a single parent after you and your children endured sexual abuse by your spouse?
It’s crazy to think there are more friends, family and neighbors among us who fit this scenario than we often realize. Survivors often find their journeys difficult as they suffer in silence because their circumstances are difficult for most to talk about.
In our new Survivor Spotlight Series on survivorsARE.org (the new website Annaka and I created), Kari shares valuable insight on how she copes with life as a survivor.
Kari is a courageous woman and a single mother who, along with some of her children, endured abuse by her husbands/their fathers. She radiates light as she speaks up to help raise awareness and provide support to those who find themselves in similar situations. She also hopes to aid in prevention by speaking up to help break the cycle of abuse in families. She and her family are such great examples of courage and working to make society a better place.
The act of the abuse is one thing, but the enduring consequences of those actions are another that as a whole we’re not as familiar with. But, by listening to the voices of survivors, we can better know how to help those who may be silently struggling.
Watch this video and show your support for Kari! She is a true hero.