It is great to start connecting with this group and hear the stories coming. I also want to ask for some thoughts on who I might start with, from two amazing women. One an artist - a singer, a young mother of four who spreads her warmth and her energy through her work. who is a beautiful diva and who brings a message of peace and fun through her artisitry. the other is a torture survivor who is now a facilitator for other torture survivors - facilitating community groups where people come together to tell their stories and recover and reclaim their humanity and themselves. Both are stories of light within the darkness. I would love to hear thoughts from this community though even the act of writing is of course a thought process and helps me to get clarity. The exploration is beginning.