Kintsugi: From a Broken Past to a Bright Future

Kintsugi: From a Broken Past to a Bright Future

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The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong at the broken places.
-Ernest Hemingway-

One of the most important things a survivor of sexual abuse needs to know is they are not alone and that healing is possible.

The Kintsugi metaphor does just that. This metaphor derives from the Japanese art form of mending broken pottery with gold lacquer. The idea is that the breakage is part of the beauty of the piece. That it isn’t something that needs to be hidden, but can be both repaired and celebrated. This applies to the cracks in the lives of survivors. Sexual abuse is a shattering experience. You can repair your broken places. You can heal. You can become whole once more. It doesn’t erase the past, but it allows you to move forward, intact instead of in pieces.

Currently, 1 in 5 children will be sexually abused before they turn 18, according to the Center for Disease Control. It’s a silent epidemic that harms everyone it touches.

One of our partners, The Younique Foundation, works to give adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse the tools they need to find healing and hope. Many have been unseen and unheard for years. We want them to know that they are not alone and that healing is possible.Whether you are a survivor of childhood sexual abuse or someone who wants to help, please find more information at www.youniquefoundation.org/hope.

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