REBEL THRIVER GIVES
“When you have more than you need build a bigger table not a higher fence.”
Our mission is to inspire, and empower survivors of domestic violence. We are dedicated to cultivating hope and helping survivors reclaim their lives after the trauma. Rebel Thriver exists to inspire, educate, mentor, advocate, and offer support for survivors so they can create healthy and abundant lives full of hope for a better tomorrow.
We believe in new beginnings.
Our Vision is to create & implement sustainable programs that will help
survivors of DV reclaim their lives and learn how to thrive.
Our Four Pillars for Progress
It is our goal to advocate for survivors of DV whenever the opportunity opens up. We help survivors connect to necessary help in their geographical area and we support legislation that benefits survivors. Right now we are working to help get the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) signed back into Law. This is imperative for all survivors.
Leading by example is one of the pillars of our existence. We believe that survivors who have found their voice and have progressed on their healing journey are the best role models for other victims and survivors of DV. Knowing that others have gotten out and reclaimed their lives is proof positive that if someone else can do it then so can they. It is a powerful example of HOPE that is essential.
Community is at the heart of Rebel Thriver. We are an active community with large followings on both Instagram & Facebook. We have a private group for the entire organization to dive deeper into conversations, and a private group for women survivors. In addition, we have a Book Club, and a page geared to Parents and children called, Rebel Thriver Jr.
In order to begin to smash the cultural stigma that surrounds DV we must educate people. We aim to educate the general public about what DV is and how it may appear in their lives. We also work tirelessly to help survivors to learn about their experience and give them the necessary tools to reconnect with themselves so that they can reclaim their lives and learn to thrive.
What Exactly is Domestic Violence?
Domestic violence is a pattern of behaviors used by one partner to maintain power and control over another partner in an intimate relationship. It does not discriminate; anyone of any race, age, sexual orientation, religion or gender can be a victim of domestic violence. It affects people of all socioeconomic backgrounds and education levels. Ultimately, it is the systematic breaking down of a person to a shell of their former self. Trauma bonding is a very serious issue because it keeps the victim stuck in the cycle of violence. Trauma bonding occurs as the result of ongoing cycles of abuse in which the intermittent reinforcement of reward & punishment creates powerful emotional bonds that are resistant to change. This is why it is so hard for a victim to simply walk out. If this cycle is not interrupted and broken it will become generational.
“Why didn’t she just leave?” This question has implications of weakness and failure on the part of the victim and usually causes shame. When are we going to change the question and start asking the abusers, “Why don’t you change?”
Domestic Violence is insidious. It is a behavioral cycle that will become generational unless it is broken. In addition to the unhealthy behavioral patterns there is also enormous shame. That shame in our society is carried by the victim, not the abuser. Much like the Me Too Movement that is shining a light on sexual abuse & sexual harassment, we aim to shine a light on the darkness that is domestic violence, but it’s often hard to intervene and expose because it’s a domestic situation and the victim is easily isolated.
Domestic violence isn’t just physical. There is emotional abuse, verbal abuse, sexual abuse, financial abuse, and psychological abuse. Abusers are addicted to having power & control, and will often do anything they must to maintain it. They aim to isolate the victim from family and friends in order to have total control.
Can you be a part of the solution? Absolutely!
- Educate yourself, your family & friends.
- Volunteer for a domestic violence organization. Your time is valued and help is always needed.
- Donate and help us help those who are trying to begin again.
When you give to Rebel Thriver your donations go directly back into helping
us build sustainable programs. Our mission is to help survivors reclaim their lives through
education, mentorship, advocacy, and community. We have helped thousands of survivors
since our beginnings in 2012. Please help us continue to help others.
GUN RELATED DOMESTIC
VIOLENCE FATALITIES THE YEAR
PEOPLE A YEAR ARE PHYSICALLY
ABUSED BY AN INTIMATE PARTNER
CALLS A PLACED A DAY TO
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINES
OF WOMEN IN THE USA
HAVE BEEN RAPED
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