I have survived for I am still alive, now is the time to thrive! Stop the silence to end domestic violence, I share my history in hopes that another will not have to live that path or if they have to let them see there is a life afterwards & no one has to be entrapped in a bad situation. I fully know the power of fear that grips a person being held against their will, I have also learned the freedom and independence that life is meant to have for each of us after I escaped from my abusers. My past is my past, it is my history... not my present nor my future. Never again will I have to live through what I have survived from. I am now with my best friend, my partner, soul mate... the one that was there during my time of recuperation and relearning how to do the simplest things after surviving a spinal cord injury amongst other horrors at the hands of that violent clan that held me captive.