The Year’s Top 10

The first Purposefully Scarred post was published on 29 October 2012.

It’s 29 October 2013.

570 posts later. 42, 575 hits later. Hundreds of subscribers, comments, tweets, and messages of support later.

Every one of the incredible lives, stories, and journeys those stats represent are to be celebrated.

Thank you for reading.

Ten Most-Viewed Posts this Year:

  1. Brianna’s Story: How Pimps Find their Victims
  2. Covert Incest: Misplaced Emotional Intimacy
  3. Learning to Trust After Abuse
  4. What I Wish I had Known about Abstinence
  5. Sohaila Abdulali’s Story: “One day, you are not frightened anymore…”
  6. Survivor Stories: an Ex-Stripper, an Ex-Porn Star, and an Ex-Prostitute
  7. What You Should Expect in a Healthy Relationship
  8. Emotional Abuse: “Walking on Eggshells”
  9. Pornography and Rape in Primary School
  10. No Mini Skirts on the Metro: Sexual Harassment on Public Transport

Ten Most-Read Survivor Stories:

  1. Brianna’s Story: How Pimps Find their Victims
  2. Sohaila Abdulali’s Story: “One day, you are not frightened anymore…”
  3. Survivor Stories: an Ex-Stripper, an Ex-Porn Star, and an Ex-Prostitute
  4. Mary’s Story: Forced Labor in the United States
  5. Her Story: “I did topless modelling…I hate Page 3 with a vengeance.”
  6. Chime for Change: Women Share their Stories of Everyday Sexism
  7. Mandy’s Story: Teen Dating Violence
  8. Leslie Morgan Steiner’s Story: Why Domestic Violence Victims Don’t Leave
  9. Porn Addiction: Anne’s Story
  10. Sophie Hayes’ Story: “I Was Trafficked. Why Didn’t I Run?”

Ten Most-Viewed Resource Highlights:

  1. Top Ten Books for Survivors of Sexual Abuse and Trafficking
  2. Resource Highlight: Free the Girls
  3. Resource Highlight: Living Bread Ministries
  4. Resource Highlight: Children of Domestic Violence
  5. Resource Highlight: Hope for Justice
  6. Resources for Talking to Your Children About Local Sex Offenders
  7. Resource Highlight: Safe Horizon
  8. The Everyday Sexism Project
  9. This is Not an Invitation to Rape Me
  10. Resource Highlight: Refuge

Purposefully Scarred Top Ten Picks:

  1. Too Young to Wed: the Secret World of Child Brides
  2. Rape Culture 101
  3. 12 Ways to Support a Survivor of Abuse
  4. Human Trafficking: Who is Fighting It and How Can I Help?
  5. Sexual Violence Against Men and Boys
  6. Understanding the Behavior Common to Survivors of Abuse
  7. Abuse Tactics in Same-Sex Relationships
  8. Preventing Sexual Violence: Helping Boys Learn How to See Women
  9. How Common is Teen Dating Abuse?
  10. Domestic Violence Emergency Checklist

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