Entries by Maya Bethany

You Deserve to Smile

you have grown used to plastering a smile on your facereminding everyone that you are doing just okaybut the minute that they let go of your gaze iswhen you struggle to bring that same joy to yourselfperhaps you feel as though your inner thoughtshave cut off all of your circulation and your abilityto vocalize what […]

What Slipped

you finally found what slipped from you without your knowledgeit took some time to remember but you have to knowthat you had to go for a little whileat the moment of destruction your higher beingknew that it was time to step innot that you lacked the strength to be rid of this painthat was beginning […]

the dark place

you should have never been handed the cards of being the beingthat needed to grow up before the ones you were surrounded bybeing young with a mind that has molded at a pace that was beyond your controlonly left you staggering in a way that was meant to slow down to be steadymore than anything […]

me too

to every person who has beensexually harassedgropedmolestedassaultedor rapedi want you to know that my heart beats with yoursi promise you that myselfand so many others stand behind your experiencemy story is validand your story is validmy pain is realand your pain is realmy voice deserves to be heardand so does yoursif you are ashamed and […]

Meet the Author-Paige Cary

During the month of April 2023, which is #sexualassaultawarenessmonth and #childabusepreventionmonth, we will feature original works created for the 1 in 3 Foundation by artist Paige Cary. Paige’s art will be a part of our “Your Voice Matters” Program, encouraging other survivors to speak up and out. Her poems and short stories will be displayed […]

Fighting the Comfort

Written by Kendra Bennett, LPC So, after my last blog post, I have been feeling extremely vulnerable. I find after feeling all of the raw emotions from a trigger, I become extremely irritable, angry, judgmental, and quick to lash out at others. Sometimes I don’t even realize it until something is at the tip of […]

Courage Over Comfort

         Written by Kendra Bennett, LPC   I am sitting here at the computer for the second day in a row and starting this post again after writing, deleting, and rewriting it I don’t know how many times.  The events of the past week have triggered so many emotions within my heart […]

Sharing Your Space with Your Abuser

Home is supposed to be your refuge, your safe space, your shield from the dangers of the world. Yet for many of us as sexual abuse survivors, home was the epicenter. Research from The National Center for Victims of Crime found that 60 percent of children are sexually abused by someone in their social circle […]