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From Surviving to Thriving: Overcoming Trauma and Building Resilience

Surviving trauma is never easy, but with time, effort, and the right support, it's possible to move beyond surviving and start thriving. As someone who has personally experienced domestic violence, I know how challenging it can be to rebuild your life after experiencing trauma. After ending my abusive relationship in high school, my abuser came over to retrieve his belongings and assaulted me. Only when my mentor encouraged me to speak up and overcome the silence around my assault, did I begin to heal.

Here are some tips for survivors to overcome trauma and build resilience:

  • Seek professional help: Whether it's a therapist, support group, or hotline, having a professional to talk to and guide you through the healing process can be incredibly helpful.

  • Prioritize self-care: Take time for yourself, prioritize your physical and mental health, and engage in activities that bring you joy.

  • Build a strong support network: Surround yourself with people who love and support you, whether it's friends, family, or a community organization.

  • Set healthy boundaries: It's important to establish healthy boundaries with the people in your life, especially those who may have caused or contributed to your trauma.

  • Educate yourself: Learn about trauma and its effects, as well as the resources and support available to you.

Remember, healing is a journey that takes time and effort. And when you're ready, speaking up about your experience can show others that they are not alone in this silent epidemic affecting 1 in 3 women. Together, we can work towards breaking the stigma surrounding trauma and supporting survivors in their journey towards thriving.


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Hi, I'm Brittany Goodman

Pageant Queen. Motivational Speaker. Founder of Strength Over Silence. Empowering Survivors & Breaking Barriers.

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Welcome to Bold & Beautiful, a blog documenting my journey towards the International United Miss 2023 pageant. Here, I share my experiences, challenges, and triumphs as I compete for the National United Miss title. I discuss topics that matter to me, such as body positivity, domestic violence awareness, public speaking, community service, and my platform, Strength Over Silence.


Through Bold & Beautiful, I aim to inspire and empower others by sharing my insights and perspectives. Join me on this journey, and let's uplift and encourage each other to be our best selves.

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