The Survivors Speak Interview series is dedicated to amplifying the voices of survivors by providing a platform to share our stories and connect us through experiences and healing. Read stories of Childhood Trauma as survivors share their pain, their hope, and their healing. Share your story in writing.
Lindah’s Story (Nairobi, Kenya)
Please tell us what inspires you to share your story.
To restore hope and encourage abandoned girls to face adversities with lots of positivity. Eventually they get on the other side stronger and empowered to empower others.
Introduce yourself: tell us about your passions, interests, family life, favorite quotes, etc.
My name is Lindah Lucy. An empath. I thrive in helping people especially young girls. I love reading and drinking wine. I am an aspiring plant mom. I have a twin sister.
My favorite quote: Proverbs 31:25 “ she is clothed in honor and dignity and she laughs at days to come”.
I would love to see a world where every woman wears her dignity proudly.
Please share your story in as much or as little detail as you are comfortable.
Child neglect, abandonment, rejection, and child labor
What are some of the challenging ways your trauma has manifested in your life?
Lack of trust, always thinking of the worst, sometimes low self esteem, lack of confidence, and anxiety especially when I loose control over a situation.
When did healing begin? Was there a catalyst moment and how did you reach this point?
I am a work in progress. Currently going through therapy.
What has your healing journey looked like day-to-day: techniques, modalities, practices, tools you use?
I am learning to embrace the past and accept it. I am currently revisiting my childhood to get into terms with the trauma it caused.
What are two or three things you have learned as you heal that you believe are important for survivors to know as they heal?
- While sometimes trauma Block is inevitable, it’s okay to feel the pain and accept it so that you can heal.
- With time you forgive and move on with your life.
- The future is brighter even when it doesn’t seem like it
Additional Thoughts from Lindah
I am learning now that there is power in sharing my story. I would love to give hope to other young girls and one day I hope to restore hope through giving them shelter, sponsoring abandoned girls to have an education , empower them economically to raise a community of empowered women who will accord the same chance to others who have faced the same adversities.
I will write a book one day. And begin a podcast to give avenue and a voice to girls going through abandonment or severe rejection..
Thank you for sharing your story!
Looking for Ways to Connect With Other Survivors and/or Receive Support as You Heal?
Survivor’s Circle Peer Support Groups might be just what you need.
These small groups meet on alternating Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays via Zoom. In these groups, survivors connect, share, and support each other through the ebbs and flows of healing. Attend a session and experience the magical healing that happens when survivors connect and support each other through shit only we can understand.
You can also book individual 1:1 peer support sessions with Shanon for private support in a closed space. You deserve support as you heal, and I am here to help. You don’t have to heal alone.
On the Journey Monthly Peer Support Program
Looking for the best of both worlds?
As a part of the On The Journey Peer Support Program you will receive an All-Access pass to Survivor’s Circle Peer Support group sessions every month as well as individual 1:1 peer support sessions with Shanon each month.
I am a trauma informed, trained, and Certified Peer Support Specialist in the state of Wisconsin. I am also a survivor with years committed to my own trauma healing after being diagnosed with (C) PTSD due to childhood abuse. Additionally, I have a professional and personal history of community facilitation and peer work.
I specialize in helping survivors like you make connections between real time experiences and past trauma wounds, identify and communicate boundaries, create self-care plans that work, navigate big emotions and trauma responses, reparent your inner child, and embody your own self-worth through the healing process with confidence and personal empowerment.
These support groups and 1:1 peer support sessions should not replace professional therapy; they will however provide additional support and information.