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Please show your support by commenting on each of the survivor stories. I know that sometimes you may be struck speechless, or you may feel that you are repeating yourself on each post -- But for each of these survivors, their one post is everything. They will continue to check it, they will circulate it among friends and family, they will link to it now and in the future. They need to know you are listening to them. That their bravery has not been for nothing. Even if it feels as small as, “Thank you for speaking out,” believe me, it won’t feel small to them. That said, comment moderation is in place. If this was your average run-of-the-mill personal blog all comments would be allowed freely, but because of the delicate nature of the subject matter and because the contributors are often writing from extraordinarily vulnerable places, any comment deemed non-supportive will be deleted. This is not an open forum or an advocacy site structured for healthy debate. Rather, this is a safe place for survivors to speak out in hopes of enlightening their fellow bloggers. If you have had a previous comment approved your comments will go through immediately, but still may be subject to removal. Please help maintain a dignified and safe space for the brave post authors.
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