Stronger: Power in the Words of Survivors

The Coalition hopes to build the power and leadership of survivor storytellers, particularly those of color, those who are queer identified, those with varying abilities and citizenship statuses, and those who navigated barriers when fleeing abuse. Stories help break down the stigma and shame that many survivors experience. Survivors are the experts in their own experiences and their voices should be informing policy and more. When we speak out and share our stories, we demand to be heard.

To create policy changes, it takes the efforts of many people coming together and sharing what is happening in their community. Survivors have a powerful role in changing policy. If you’re interested in sharing your story with policy makers please sign up to the right.

Many stories matter. Stories have been used to dispossess and to malign. But stories can also be used to empower, and to humanize. Stories can break the dignity of a people. But stories can also repair that broken dignity. ― Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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