More Than Survived is our dedicated platform to honor humanity’s underrated strength by providing a platform for gripping stories of physical and sexual violence, the journey to recovery and diverse progressive phases of vindication in the path to measured victories. These extraordinary accounts of trauma, resilience, tears, and joy reflect the incredible, creative will that leads to ultimate survival. When faced with untenable crises, often being a survivor is insufficient— the hardest choice, after freeing themselves from their abuser(s), is choosing to break molds, end cycles of abuse and become their own unique exemplar.
Our columnist and writer Lisa Marie, as a more than survivor, knows firsthand what empowerment really means. She faces the effects of abuses that turned her world to ash and embers. From there, she transformed her life fostered with an internal light that led her to truth, healing, and recovery. She holds the torch for others on the roads and byways to acquire and resurrect their voices. Read her story and follow the other inspiring tales of resilience and the steps to freedom as she guides you through riveting journeys of sheer guts and determination.