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  • I've been a victim all my life. I've been a victim of abuse. A victim of rape. A victim of bullying. It's time. Time to step up. I am a survivor of those experiences therefore I am stronger than any other person that hasn't gone through all of them. I stand with my head up high. I don't want your pity. I don't want your applause. I don't need others for my self-worth. It is great to have the approval of others, but my self-worth depends on me, on my choices. I choose to be strong, to be grateful and to be happy. We can all choose them. I am grateful because I am who I am. I am grateful for my amazing life. I am grateful for the amazing people I have met throughout my life. I am grateful for my babies. I am grateful for my amazing body because it works perfectly. I am grateful because I have enough resources to cover my basic physical and intellectual activities. By acknowledging this, I acknowledge my duty to fight for the right of everyone to have the same I have. I have the moral obligation to improve the conditions in what people who have less than me live. I am a survivor of an intersectional oppression. Gender, age, sexuality, origins and size intersect in my persona. I live it and breath it everyday, but as I said previously, I'm not a victim. I am surviving it, yes, everyday. That makes me even stronger. By now my resilience is through the roof. There are times when I wonder why so much hate in the world we live in. But those times pass with my choice to love others who are suffering. My choice is love. What is yours?
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