Survivor Story: Ann's Story of Surviving Multiple Abusive Relationships

"Ann" survived an abuser who nearly strangled her at 18, an abusive partner who held her at gunpoint, sexual abuse and more. In this episode she shares her story to inspire and guide other victims to become survivors.

This survivor has had music to help her, friends, groups like Al-Anon and even a boss who stepped in to show support and offer help. Ann says she now strives to be that light for others. 

"If one person gets help because of one thing I have said... your life can be such a better quality of life. Don't let what has happened to you hold you back. Because you will forever be held back if you crawl into a hole and give in and give up. You have to find what helps you."

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