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My life in an ACE school

This post by Ian is cross-posted from Bruce Gerencser’s excellent blog, The Way Forward. It’s the first two parts of a series. I’ll be reposting them all here eventually, but if you’re impatient you can read up to part 5 over there. 2,116 more words


Emmanuel Habimana: Rwandan genocide survivor

This weekend, Emmanuel Habimana spoke in Columbia, Mo., as part of a fundraiser for survivors of the Rwandan genocide. He was 9 years old in April 1994, and he survived the mass slaughter. 314 more words

Rwandan Genocide

Love your life

“Everything happens for a reason” I love this quote, as cliché as it sounds.

My mother always says this. She is an amazing woman and an inspiration to everyone. 62 more words


Your sins will find you out

Big news! I’ve just been announced as a speaker at this year’s QED conference in Manchester. I’ll be on a panel with Nate Phelps, son of Fred Phelps, the infamous Westboro Baptist Church leader, and Sanal Edamaruku, president of the Indian Rationalist Association. 1,215 more words


Student Survivors: Sexual Harassment in Nightclubs

In her November 2013 article on sexual harassment for the Guardian, Abby Young-Powell defines sexual harassment: “from nasty comments, to groping and grabbing…behaviour that is unwanted, intimidating or humiliating for the victim. 233 more words

Sexual Abuse


Congratulations to Bart whose dad, Joel had graciously shared his story with us back in June, has appeared in Spotlight News.  Read his story here:  32 more words

Survivor Stories

Liebster: 12 Blogs to Follow

Meghan, author of Finding Hope’s Sunshine, was so kind as to nominate Purposefully Scarred for the Liebster Award. Meghan has a powerful story of surviving and thriving after abuse. 848 more words