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Let’s be good to each other, great to each other, support each other, validate each other and respect each other. Solidarity with all survivors and folks who have experienced sexual assault or abuse of any kind. Sending LOVE! βœŠβœŠβœŠπŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’› #supportsurvivors

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Sat on the pavement eating ice cream.

Cause we r allowed to rest. 🍦🍦🍦 Apply for a mini grant 2 rest & eat ice cream on the pavement 2!! #allowedtorest #treatingmyself

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Cakes by @thesweetfeminist

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Yes we bought bunches of flowers for ourselves because we deserve it. Yes we put on great dresses for absolutely no reason. Yes we look fabulous πŸ™„

YES YOU SHOULD APPLY to The Resilience Fund to get yourself some flowers to celebrate yourself! Do it!! 🌺🌸🌺 #resiliencefund

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How we operate

Look, we know you’ve missed us, and probably been refreshing our page waiting longingly for updates πŸ‘…
…. We’ve been taking some time for ourselves, resting, restoring our own resilience and having a couple of breakdowns here and there. We want to take this opportunity to say that this is how we will operate. Without apology and without guilt. We believe this is necessary as we need more projects that allow for humanity and life, and that challenge society’s fixed expectations of how things should be run. We hope to eradicate some of the guilt around taking time for yourself when being involved in projects or activism.
P.S. the fund is here, we’re waiting for you! Rest and treat yourself too! πŸŒΊπŸ§πŸ€Έβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘„βœ¨ #restwithoutguilt #notacharity

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Serving breakdowns with humour & cake 🍰

We were having a bit of a breakdown so we bought a fucking massive cake and indulged on the beach! #giveyourselfpermission #giveyourselfagift πŸ§πŸŒΊπŸ’˜πŸ€Έβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘…πŸ‘„πŸš

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We refuse to be quiet.

We refuse to make ourselves smaller! We refuse to be quiet!
πŸ‘„πŸ‘„πŸ‘„Β Take up space. You have the right to be here. Be seen, be heard, your voice is important and you are important.Β It’s ok if you still haven’t figured out how to take up space in this world. It’s ok if you still apologise for taking up space. It doesn’t always come naturally because we are made to feel like it is not ours to take. Keep trying and celebrating each other when we do!Β πŸ™ŒπŸ™ŒπŸ™Œ

 #takeupspace #werefusetobequiet  #werufusetobesmall

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Recovery shouldnt be a luxury

Sometimes the available support systems can be shit or the limited options just don’t fit what we need! Most of us can’t afford the kind of specific support we need and often it isn’t even available.

We need to be able to chose individually how to support ourselves as we are all different.We shouldn’t have to be on endless waiting lists for support and we shouldn’t feel patronised,  disempowered or controlled by the minimal support that is out there. We shouldn’t have to accept support that demands we fit into regimented recovery systems with bullshit rules that further disempower and ‘other’ us. And we shouldn’t have to feel grateful for this. We deserve the best support and it shouldn’t be a luxury. There needs to be much better support systems with more funding and LED BY SURVIVORS. We need specific support services that are built not by deciding what we need, not even by ‘asking’ what we need, but by us; by LGBTQ+ survivors, sex worker survivors, survivors of colour, disabled survivors, refugee survivors, older survivors, young survivors… We need to be the ones in control of our own support. We have the knowledge and we have the experience. We are dissatisfied with what is out there and we want to find different ways to create better support systems.

#Recoveryshouldntbealuxury #Survivorled #Wewantrealchange