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    Forbidden Food

    When abuse includes forced starvation and malnutrition | One of the great things about being an adult versus a kid is we get to make our own choices. We can wear wh... read more

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    When Survivors Are the Criminals

    In trying to prevent their own murders at the hands of their abusers, two survivors found themselves behind bars | Kim Dadou spent 17 years in prison for fatally sh... read more

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    Withholding Intimacy Can Be Abusive, Too

    Another type of sexual abuse includes using sex to taunt, control a victim | Michele Weston describes herself as “a smart girl with a college degree” who, for a whi... read more

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    Survivor Story: Mimi Ortiz

    I was in denial until my abuser took me hostage | It started out like any normal relationship, with the dating and the dinners. But it moved quickly and the abuse s... read more

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    Survivor Story: Mildred Muhammed

    'I was married to the D.C. Sniper' | In October 2002, a series of related shootings throughout Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C. were carried out by 4... read more