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  • Writer's pictureKeith Dussia

A Call To Action & To Stop Being A Victim

Let me talk to you directly, no filters, no fluff. I've walked through fire, felt the sear of pain and the chill of loneliness that abuse leaves in its wake. For the longest time, I wore the label of a victim like a badge, a constant reminder of the battles I've faced. But here's the hard truth I had to confront: staying in that space, clinging to the narrative of victimhood, it doesn't serve you. It doesn't heal you. It certainly doesn't define you unless you let it.

Stop Being A Victim
A Call To Action

I’m not here to sugarcoat this or to drown you in platitudes. The journey from victim to victor isn’t paved with easy fixes or overnight transformations. It’s rough, it’s messy, and at times, you’ll doubt if it’s worth the fight. I’m here to assure you, with every fiber of my being, it is.

You see, the moment I decided to change my story was the moment my life began to shift. No longer was I the person to whom life just happened. I took the reins. It wasn’t about forgetting the past or pretending the abuse didn’t hurt. It was about refusing to let that pain be the end of my story.

Changing your story doesn't mean denying your past. It's not about erasing the chapters that shaped you. It's about adding new ones, writing yourself as the hero of your journey, not the victim. It means looking in the mirror and acknowledging your scars, not as evidence of your defeat but as proof of your resilience.

"I'm being tough with you because I believe in you. I believe in your strength, even if you haven’t found it yet. And I'm being kind because I know your pain. I've been there. But kindness without truth is just pity, and pity won't propel you forward."

Here’s what I learned: The stories we tell ourselves in the quiet of the night, the narratives we rehearse about who we are and what we're worth, they shape our reality. If you keep telling yourself you're a victim, the world will not disagree. But when you start seeing yourself as a survivor, as someone capable of rising above, capable of rewriting the script, that’s when the magic happens. That’s when you start living.

I’m extending my hand to you, not to pull you up but to guide you as you rise. Because this journey, it’s yours. The strength to change your story is within you. It’s been there all along, maybe buried under layers of hurt and doubt, but it’s there.

Remember, being a victim is a circumstance, but staying one is a choice. I chose to rewrite my narrative, to fight for the life I knew I deserved, a life filled with purpose, love, and joy. And if I can do it, so can you.

This is your call to action. Not just to survive, but to thrive. To shift from the shadows into the light. To transform pain into power. It won’t be easy, but I promise you, it’s worth it. You are worth it. So, what’s your next chapter going to be?

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