May 30, 2017
During the aftermath of her assault, Anna was overwhelmed with feelings of confusion and uncertainty as she embarked on the road to recovery. Despite how difficult it can be, a major aspect of her healing process began when she confided in someone she trusted about her assault. Anna’s act of resistance in overcoming her traumatic experiences involved reflecting and sharing her story against sexual violence.
For this purpose, Anna’s role as a counselor at Surrey Women’s Centre is to empower those who have experienced forms of trauma and ensure their voices are heard. The launch of an online column, #AskAnna, is her pivotal step towards shedding light on survivors’ stories and fostering resilience. If you have experienced trauma or know someone who has, stay tuned for #AskAnna, a safe space to share those questions and concerns.
Make sure to follow @SurreyWomens on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for more updates on the Faces of Courage: Heroes of Resilience campaign to empower resilience in everyone! #HeroesofResilience #VictimsWeek