Blacken, how well I know your words. They have been mine as well.
Loved ones, therapists, medications and gods were helpful tools for me, but it's my hunger to fully live that is lifting me into a better life. I now believe only we can heal ourselves.

Hang in there. We design our own future.
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I have taken to the stand-up comedy stage to educate other male survivors and those who try to love them. I blog about my isolated religious upbringing where physical and sexual abuse were commonplace and I serve as a facilitator of a weekly support group for men who have suffered sexual assault.