I'm a Lifetime Survivor — Put Some Respect on My Name


Kimberly Canady at USCHA.

Last year at USCHA I stood in a room and said, We are not long-term survivors, but we are LIFETIME SURVIVORS. Never would I have thought that by me saying that name, that term, a year later I would be standing on the main stage with my fellow Lifetime Survivors and Dandelions reclaiming our time back. That one phrase has changed the game in the last year! I never liked the term verticals, maybe because I don't like math, HAA! (YOU GET IT?? NO, OK, LOL) or the fact that we have been through many different variations of a name that never adequately reflected the struggle, trauma, or even experiences of us. Continue reading...

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