All in Life is Hard

Life after rape

There is life after rape, a new life where you don't feel ashamed of who you are, or to blame for what happened to you. A life where those around you support you, a life where fear doesn't creep up on you and explode. We cannot let the fear of negative experiences stifle our recovery.

Nice to meet you

Hello and welcome to my blog and very first blog post! My name is Sally Renshaw and I am a young(ish) British woman who lives in Oslo, Norway, with my boyfriend and three cats. I've had a funny old life, and when I started to open up about it recently, the people around me started telling me about their lives too. I realised how important it was to talk about our personal experiences, reaching out for help when times are hard, and sharing wisdom on how you can go from coping to thriving. I used to be scared of being honest and vulnerable but I'm not anymore.