It’s different for every person who suffers abuse or violence. Your feelings about the language and terminology are important and totally valid. We should respect that some prefer to be addressed as victims or survivors or, as you said, a recipient of violence.

I used to feel weird because I actually don’t have a preference at all. Either victim or survivor, it didn’t affect my emotions. and then I see all the think pieces come out about the different terms and I’m like “oh, should I feel a way about these words?”

No. It’s up to each individual. There’s no right or wrong way to feel about it.

Great piece! Thank you for sharing💙