"Most survivors seek the resolution of their trauma experience within the confines of their personal lives. But, a significant minority, as a result of the trauma, feel called upon to engage in a wider world. These survivors recognize a political or religious dimension in their misfortune and discover that they can transform the meaning of their personal tragedy by making it the basis for social action.
While there is no way to compensate for an atrocity, there is a way to transcend it by making it a gift to others. The trauma is redeemed only when it becomes the source of a survivor mission."
Dr. Judith Lewis Herman
Photographing, speaking and writing
are my expressions of survivor mission
and my social action.