Over The Past Week, Cristal And I have recieved a LOT Of incredible feedback. We have also been met with questions like "why now?" To Anwser this question we Both had to come to terms with our own standpoint and experiences with sexual assault.
Cristal and I found strength through our healing process both together and individually. We both faced things in this process that honestly, could only be resolved within our relationship with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Now...we understand not everyone is "about that Jesus-life". We aren't here to shove Religion, or another temporary remedy to soothe your doubt, misconceptions, ideologies, beliefs, or past experiences. But we both would be lying if we denied a major aspect of us being able to speak up now, and that's through the strength we only know to be Christ Jesus.
"I personally received Christ in my heart two months after I was raped. I had been hurt so much in my past that I couldn't imagine anyone wanting to love someone like me. I was damaged not only physically but emotionally. I had never known a love like the one I received from This "Jesus". I didn't have all the answers then, nor do I do now, but I know a God who has been faithful through this process..."
So although we both are women of Faith, we understand not everyone is "there" yet. Not everyone is looking for Christ or God, or a higher power, some are still hurting, some are still asking this inFamous GOD " WHY, me?" "Why did you ALLOW him, or her to hurt me that way, why didn't you intervene, why weren't YOU there, when I was crying alone on my bedroom floor, why couldn't it be someone else, why weren't you able to rescue me from humiliation, pain, abuse?!" ...yea, we asked all those questions too.
But we were left with this hope "that The SAME God, who allowed his perfect son to die on a cross that so many would later neglect, ignore, and deny...counted it ALL JOY, this same God knew that behind every pain is PURPOSE.
And though we aren't here to save the sins of the world, we are here to help you cope through some of it...to let you know that after this, is a better day, a day when your story MEANS something beyond just the pain.
Let's heal together.
Cristal and Devin
After years of planning, praying, and persistence we are ready to launch our newest project and organization geared towards Women but open to all walks of life-- ((HERSTORY)) we have created a space for individuals with incredible passions, and even more inspiring stories that deserve a platform to be shared. Our hope; to bridge the gap between victim and survivor with our voices, to mentor and educate our youth for a cultural shift towards empowerment!
Devin Marie and Cristal Lowe met in The world of fashion, but found friendship and sisterhood through shared pain of a past all too similar.
Both Devin and Cristal are sexual assault survivors and are here to build a platform to educate, mentor, and speak on topics relative to a cultural taboo prevalent in lives of many. So many are suffering in silence, and we want HERSTORY to be a safe space not only to ask questions, but seek resources and help survivors gain agency over there own lives!
Follow our journey...as we embark on some amazing and bold ventures all starting with our voices!
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