In one of our episodes from the Rethreading Lives podcast, Kristin and Jason had a deeply meaningful conversation with Shirley, our Concierge and Survivor Advocate, about what it means to experience justice after hard things. The discussion changed Kristin’s mind about what “justice” means for survivors.
Shirley’s story teaches us that focusing externally on what happened, what others have done, and what is unfair paralyzes us. Justice isn’t settling the score. It’s a personal choice to embrace our ability to respond, or, put another way, to accept responsibility.
If you know Rethreaded, you know we’re not talking about accepting blame or shame. Instead, we mean acknowledging our reality and then responding to it. This empowers us, as it has for Shirley, to take power back from the people or circumstances that have hurt us and decide what meaning that thread of hurt gets to have in our lives. Listen to the podcast to learn more about shifting our mindsets from that of a victim to a survivor and, eventually, a thriver.