Stories of Survival

Stories of Survival

Trigger alert: If you are a survivor, some of these stories could trigger memories. If you need to talk to someone, remember our hotline is available 24-hours a day: 800-544-2022.


picture perfect - amazon
From “To the outside world, they seem to have it all. They shared childhood tales, toasted the future, and declared their love in a fairy-tale wedding. But when they return to California, something alters the picture of their perfect marriage. A frightening pattern is taking shape—a cycle of hurt, denial, and promises…”
dreamland - kindle
From “Caught in a trap that is baited with love and need, Caitlin must frantically manage her every action to avoid being hit by the hands that once seemed so gentle. All around her are women who care–best friends, mother, sister, mentor–but shame keeps her from confiding in any of them…”
black and blue - amazon
From “For eighteen years Fran Benedetto kept her secret, hid her bruises. She stayed with Bobby because she wanted her son to have a father, and because, in spite of everything, she loved him. Then one night, when she saw the look on her ten-year-old son’s face, Fran finally made a choice—and ran for both their lives.”
thousand splendid suns - amazon
From “Born a generation apart and with very different ideas about love and family, Mariam and Laila are two women brought jarringly together by war, by loss and by fate. As they endure the ever escalating dangers around them-in their home as well as in the streets of Kabul-they come to form a bond…”


Sarah McLachlan
Good Enough (Mirrorball)

Dolly Parton
Eagle When She Flies (Eagle When She Flies)

Suzanne Vega
Luka (Solitude Standing)

Ani DiFranco
Fixing Her Hair (Imperfectly)

Babyface featuring Stevie Wonder
How Come, How Long (The Day)


Waitress (PG-13)
Fox Searchlight (2007) –

Sleeping with the Enemy (R)
20th Century Fox Films (1991) –

This Boy’s Life (R)
Warner Bros (1993) –

Pay It Forward (PG-13)
Warner Bros (2001) –

What’s Love Got to Do With It (R)
Touchstone Pictures (1993) –