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Survivors are so much more than the trauma they have endured. Learn about the unique strengths, gifts and resilience of individuals who have experienced domestic abuse through the words and artwork shown on this page in response to the question:

“What words describe who you are beyond the trauma you have experienced?”

We invite survivors of domestic violence to share their answers to this question through written words, poetry, artwork, music or memes. Through this “I Am” campaign, we hope to highlight the unique identities, strengths, and resilience of survivors.

If you have a submission you would like to share, you can:

Submissions will only be shared publicly with your permission and may be shared anonymously.
  • Click here to upload a PDF or Word document
  • You can type your story here.
  • Tell us how you'd like to help influence a culture where every person feels safe and valued in their relationships. Check all that apply to you.

“I Am”

Read, listen and view these powerful ‘I Am’ contributions.

“I AM a conqueror…”
by Tracy McCauley I am not just a survivor of domestic violence. I AM a conqueror! I have decided to
Read more.
I AM not done…
By Dana Hudson (Reid) I AM a teenage dropout…as a result of my relationship with my abuser that I met
Read more.

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