Lesson learned. Be who you are and your life will be transformed forever. Those of us who have survived our childhood horror have enough information about our own journey to last us for the rest of our life. We all have choices, we do or we don’t. W… via #AntiSex


Lesson learned. Be who you are and your life will be transformed forever. Those of us who have survived our childhood horror have enough information about our own journey to last us for the rest of our life.
We all have choices, we do or we don’t. Who is your mentor in life and what do you want or don’t want for yourself? If you don’t know what you want, at list know what you don’t want, that way you will eliminate many things from your life.
I used to say to my counsellor many years ago, that I didn’t know what I wanted, and she would always answer me in this way, “You might not know what you want, but you defiantly know what you don’t want.” I laugh because it’s true even today, at times I might not know what I want, but I defiantly know who and what I don’t want in my life.
As the adult incest survivor and not the victim adult, I’ve chosen not to ever let other people govern my own actions. My integrity, and my self-dignity are the attributes of my own character that has built my self-respect, and these qualities don’t need the approval or acceptance from other people.
This is why I love this quote. I’ve learned to say no to people, “No I am not able to do that” when they ask things of me that go against my own integrity and inner beliefs. I can’t be for others what I am not free to be in myself, I’ve had a life time of walking on eggshells, and I am not going back to that.
Many of us spend too much time trying to please everyone else, worrying too much about what other people think of us, and not enough of what we think of ourselves.
To read more go to: Authors Pages: http://members.westnet.com.au/cristina.m/index.html
Life commends our Respect, and our Soul Dignity, never settle or accept anything less. I am an Adult-Incest-Survivor-Author-Advocate and the Founder of Cristina’s House of Hope. CHOH WebPages: http://www.cristinashouseofhope.com.au/




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Lesson learned… Whoever you are, wherever you find yourself today, always remember, “This too will pass.”Watch as Oprah Winfrey reveals how a phone call with Dr. Maya Angelou led her to a spiritual practice that has kept her will strong ever since. via #AntiSex



Lesson learned… Whoever you are, wherever you find yourself today, always remember, “This too will pass.”

Watch as Oprah Winfrey reveals how a phone call with Dr. Maya Angelou led her to a spiritual practice that has kept her will strong ever since.


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Sometimes our purpose is to inspire, ignite and spark the flame for someone else!

Click here to support Survival for a battered woman organized by Pam Bertram

I read Coral’s story, Bonshea Making Light of the Darkness, on the internet and have connected with Coral via the internet. I am a survivor of domestic violence, stalking, harassment, trauma and maternal alienation. I am a psychotherapist , I used to work in a county system, and I advocate for…


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All of us here, and all of you, are Fighters Against Child Abuse. We are a team with one common goal – to make the world a safer place for every child, big or small, rich or poor, regardless of race, religion, or anything else. We are passionate, we… via #AntiSex


All of us here, and all of you, are Fighters Against Child Abuse. We are a team with one common goal – to make the world a safer place for every child, big or small, rich or poor, regardless of race, religion, or anything else.

We are passionate, we are angry, we are overflowing with love, and that makes us fierce.

We are fiercely protective, fiercely loyal, and often fiercely defensive.

As survivors, or those close to them, it can often be hard to take a step back and see beyond that initial burning rage that wells up when our finely honed defences are triggered, but step back we must.

Part of being a warrior involves harnessing that fire so that it might be used to fuel your fight when the moment arrives.

We all have that fire within us, it burns strong among the FACAA. We have several volunteers all working entirely for free (in most cases out of pocket) Australia wide working case after case to get them the help they need with our programs.

So what are our programs, what do the FACAA do ?

We end child abuse by healing and breaking the cycle of child abuse one survivor at a time with our Phoenix program. We raise awareness by making those who are unaffected by child abuse as angry about it as those who aren’t by waking one person up at a time, we bring back the justice to our legal system by changing one law at a time with our Julia’s Justice program, we help end bullying by changing one victim and one bully at a time with the FACAA “In Your Corner” program, we help survivors seeking justice and get abusers off the streets by helping survivors going through the process one court case at a time with our court escort programs, we help disarm child abusers by empowering kids with the knowledge they need by having one book read at a time with our educational reform program.

What does all that mean ? Let me explain each program to you.

Well you know our Social media awareness raising campaign, Our goal with this program is to make those unaffected by child abuse as angry as those who are. We write posts about the unbelievable atrocities that the kids of Australia face, in order to let people know that these horrors are befalling our kids, not some foreign nations, but our kids.

Our “Phoenix Program” is our original and our flagship program. It takes survivors of all forms of child abuse (we have the widest definition of child abuse, wider than any other charity) adult and child, as well as their immediate non offending family members, (families are often traumatized by the abuse suffered by their child or sibling as well, but all too often get neglected in the healing process). We sponsor the survivors to do empowering activities (mainly martial arts, but not only), to help bring back their inner strength, self confidence, love, trust. Basically anything that their abuser took away from them.

We ask no questions about their abuse and there is minimal paperwork involved to ensure the client’s privacy. We fully vet and approve all activity providers and pay all out of pocket expenses for the survivors, like required uniforms, grading and competition fees, training fees, personal training fees, whatever the survivor needs to empower themselves and heal to a point that they can live and thrive after what they have been through.

The “Julia’s Justice” program, WOW what a shocking success this has been. To date we have written the program that the Children’s Champions legislation was taken from. We are very pleased to announce that the program was a complete success in it’s trial at the Downing centre and will be rolled out further including a court escort dog program and will also be rolled out for more than just children, but more details on that to be announced shortly.

There are also a dozen or so more laws that our recommendations directly wrote in most states. This is an AMAZING feeling to know that FACAA have permanently and positively changed the laws to help protect our kids.

Our “In Your Corner” bully buster’s program is truly unique in it’s approach to stopping bullying, we utilize professional combat sports athletes to help us stop bullying in it’s tracks, by using our unique and innovative methods. While it’s pilot was incredibly successful we are still to fully roll it out, we want it in every school but as always one school at a time.

The court support escort program helps survivors seeking justice, to get it ! Sadly our court system is currently very geared towards the perpetrator (currently, but we are working on it) and sadly there are many ways for the perpetrator to intimidate their victim during the court process. We send volunteers to stop that from happening, we use various methods to help get the survivor the justice they deserve. Our main method of course is a cup of coffee and friendly ear as we find a lot of survivors seeking justice are often isolated from their support networks, so we become that support.

Educational reform is something we are incredibly passionate about, we send books written by awesome Australian authors to schools to be read by teachers. Some of these books include “My body belongs to me” and “Some secrets should never be kept”. These books empower children with the knowledge they need (and should be taught in schools), to stop child abusers in their tracks.

These are just the start of the FACAA programs, as soon as we find a need that needs to be met we will design a program to meet that need ! That’s how it’s happened again and again and again !

We are SO Much more than a Facebook group, we have helped over 500 survivors so far and continue to help just shy of that each and every single week.

FACAA are incredibly proud of the work we do, we are incredibly proud of our volunteers out in the streets pounding the pavements getting the services for our clients. That is why they do what they do, that is why they give up time, time with their families, they do it to help those who need it most. Not for revenge not for any other reason other than it is the right thing to do. Might for right !

We will not risk FACAA for anything, we will not post anything unless we have multiple sources because it’s simply not worth the risk, we help too many people to take that risk.

Our programs work and we know it, just yesterday I was told by the mother of a FACAA client “You can’t even tell she has survived anything anymore, let alone what she did survive. She’s just a completely different little girl, she’s got her confidence back she’s even got the fire back in her eyes.

That’s why we do al of this, for the fire in her little eyes and all of the eyes of all of the FACAA clients

We are MUCH more than a Facebook group, we are survivors, healers, law changers, voice projectors, awareness raisers. We are the FACAA and we WILL fight ! (A)

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Lesson learned. “It is OK not to like someone. But it is Never OK to try and Degrade, Humiliate or Dehumanise them.” We are allowed to dislike people, I know I do, I dislike many, but we are never allowed to dehumanise another soul. We can’t make pe… via #AntiSex


Lesson learned. “It is OK not to like someone. But it is Never OK to try and Degrade, Humiliate or Dehumanise them.”
We are allowed to dislike people, I know I do, I dislike many, but we are never allowed to dehumanise another soul.
We can’t make people like or value us, even respect us, all we can do is show the truth of who we are, what we feel, what we believe in, and what we stand up for, the rest is up to them to realise our worth, or if they want us in their life.
At this age I am finally free to be me, I have finally become my authentic adult self, and as painful as this journey has been, I’ve chosen not to go back into that old manmade cocoon just to fit in with this society.
We all have real life choices to live in the lie, or move on into the light of truth, in life we do or we don’t, it’s up to you what you do with your life after what’s been done to you.
To read more go to: Authors Pages: http://members.westnet.com.au/cristina.m/index.html
Life commends our Respect, and our Soul Dignity, never settle or accept anything less. I am an Adult-Incest-Survivor-Author-Advocate and the Founder of Cristina’s House of Hope. CHOH WebPages: http://www.cristinashouseofhope.com.au/




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Lesson learned. “Those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it.” We repeat what we don’t repair in our life. Most people choose to live in the darkness of their old mindset, because they fear the light of truth the most, as it would expose the… via #AntiSex


Lesson learned. “Those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it.” We repeat what we don’t repair in our life.
Most people choose to live in the darkness of their old mindset, because they fear the light of truth the most, as it would expose their own evil way. “In order for the few to control the many, the few must cancel true history and hoard true knowledge while indoctrinating the commoner with cleaver fairytales to ensure that fiction becomes truth and truth becomes fiction.” Wake up, facts don’t cease to exist just because they are ignored and denied by others. The truth is that politicians and religions orders go hand in hand with storytelling in making people believe fiction as a truth, while the truth has become fiction.




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Lesson learned. Without change, there would be no Butterflies. “The 3 C’s in life, Choice, Chance, Change. You must make the Choice to take the Chance, if you want anything in your life to Change.” To read more go to: Authors Pages: Life commends ou… via #AntiSex


Lesson learned. Without change, there would be no Butterflies. “The 3 C’s in life, Choice, Chance, Change. You must make the Choice to take the Chance, if you want anything in your life to Change.”
To read more go to: Authors Pages: http://members.westnet.com.au/cristina.m/index.html
Life commends our Respect, and our Soul Dignity, never settle or accept anything less. I am an Adult-Incest-Survivor-Author-Advocate and the Founder of Cristina’s House of Hope. CHOH WebPages: http://www.cristinashouseofhope.com.au/




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