Reclaim Your Voice
(formerly Abuse: Survival Stories)
Reclaim Your Voice is a nonprofit grassroots organization which creates safe spaces for survivors of various forms of abuse to share their stories. Combining raw testimonials from survivors with inspirational spoken word pieces and motivational speeches, Reclaim Your Voice is a positive and healing experience that uplifts both the mind and the soul.
Each Reclaim Your Voice event helps to create awareness of the injustices of abuse by offering an intimate look at abuse through the eyes of survivors. Not only do attendees have the opportunity to listen to survivors speak in detail about their experiences, but during the sharing circle attendees can express themselves creatively through a tailored group exercise. Each event gives three survivors the chance to take a huge step on the healing path by offering them a platform to speak candidly about their experiences while receiving the support of a welcoming and attentive audience.
According to Statistics Canada, more than half of Canadian women have experienced at least once incident of sexual or physical violence and only 1 in 10 report it due to humiliation or fear of revictimization. Men are less likely to file a report, for the same reasons and other social stigmas. From these daunting numbers, it is apparent that abuse thrives on silence. By sharing your survival story, you can help save lives.
Reclaim Your Voice was created to not only support survivors as they own their stories, but to celebrate their courage, strength and resilience. Join us in the name of peace and healing for all.
Attend. Listen. Heal. Prevent.