Rebecca’s Journey Towards Advocacy
Rebecca compassionately and insightfully shares her personal story as a survivor of childhood incest. Her years of recovery and re-empowerment led her to become both a psychotherapist and dance therapist in order to assist others in obtaining tools, and body-centered therapies to heal the affects of physical and psychological abuse. “At a certain point, I knew I had to come out of the closet with my status as a survivor in order to reclaim my life fully and to engage in the advocacy work I’d known I was uniquely positioned to do for years.”
Rebecca shares her story with varied audiences. She stresses the importance of coming out of silence around the topic of incest and creating essential supportive communities for survivors. She aims to put a human face to and normalize the possibility and reality of living outwardly one’s status as a survior. She educates professionals, espeically those in schools or working with children, on how to see the signs and give children the courage to tell, who may be being molested within the home. Lastly, she shares with survivors the wealth of knowledge she has gained through her nineteen-year journey of healing, transformation and re-empowerment. A major step in healing from incest is coming out of hiding and isloation. As one steps out, many others can follow suit.
“I no longer see what happened to me as a negative thing. It is a part of my fabric. It is in every cell and bone and bit of marrow, but it is gold, it is transformed. To be re-empowered, to be transformed is something solid, something utterly beautiful. That is who I am, who I always was.” ~ Rebecca
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