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Hello and an introduction

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I've been dealing with recovered memories of childhood sexual abuse for a few years. My therapist recently suggested that a support group would be a good idea (and I agree with him) and since there aren't any groups currently meeting due to the pandemic, I thought I'd look online. I'm also trans (FTM) and have been looking for trans-specific support, so I'm glad to see that's available here. On the lighter side of things, I'm interested in history and art. I enjoy cooking, yoga, my spiritual practice, poetry, and being in nature. 

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Hi TomCornish,

Welcome to AfterSilence. I am very sorry for your childhood trauma, it was never right for someone to hurt you like this. You have found a very supportive site tho, with many understanding and supportive members...and yes, we support trans-specific survivors. You are not alone.

It is amazing as how many survivors tend to find a creative outlet...so it does make it understandable that we have a forum, as well, for the creative. It is called Healing with Creativity, if you ever feel you'd like to share some of your creative expressions with us. Of course, only if you are comfortable in doing so.

I am certainly glad that you found us and decided to join. I wish you well as you continue your journey in healing.




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Dear tom cornish

Welcome to After Silence.  I am sorry to hear of the trauma you have been through!

Being here has helped me so much.   Everyone is so caring and supportive here.  I am proud of you for reaching out.  I know that is hard to do.  I also know that you will find that needed compassion and support here within our community.  Know we are here for you and we will listen whenever you would like to lean on us.    

Take care and please do not hesitate to ask for any help if you ever need it.  

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Welcome @TomCornish to After Silence.  I’m sorry for what brought you here but I’m happy you are here reaching out for support.  Good job taking this step in your healing process.  You are not alone and what happened to you wasn’t your fault.  Take your time exploring and post when you are ready.  If you have any questions feel free to message me. 

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Hi, @TomCornish - 

Welcome to After Silence! We have a couple things in common! I also have recently recovered memories of CSA and my therapist was also the one that suggested I join this site. She originally suggested an in-person support group but after i told her that would never happen, she suggested this! I have been so glad I joined this site and I hope you feel the same way. I know it can be a little intimidating at first, but I hope you're settling in alright :) 

If you have any questions or need someone to talk to, feel free to reach out to me any time! I'm around all the time :) 

All the best,

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