How to Heal from Abuse and Why Claiming Abuse is an Important Start, but Not the End

It has been little over a month since I left. It has been almost two weeks since I came out about the abuse. It has been a week since I’ve been home. And now here I sit, repeating the words “I am safe, I am human” with my feet planted on the ground and my palms turned towards the sky.

Many things have happened in between those times. Many things I am ashamed of, many things that have hurt people who don’t deserve it, hurt people I love. So many things that it feels much longer than a…



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Indie Courtney

22, they/ them. Born in Sacramento, CA. Filmmaker, photographer, musician and writer. Currently resides in Sacramento and studies at Mills College.