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Out of the darkness. Survivors of abuse.

Out of the darkness. Survivors of abuse.

This is for anyone who has been a victim of any type of abuse. Sexual, physical, emotional/mental, verbal, etc. This is a safe place to express any emotion you feel.
There are bound to be triggering sets so please use caution.
The only rules are to be supportive of each other and not to criticize. If I find that you are being rude to other members I will remove you from the group. So play nice! :)

Survivors Art Gallery

Survivors Art Gallery

I decided to make a group especially for the art made by survivors. If you are a survivor of any form of trauma or abuse then please share your art with us. You are welcome to share anything you like here. I first thought about no trauma sets but for many survivors who are healing all their art is about their trauma in one way or another. I want everyone to feel welcome here and be able to share your art. You may post trauma sets but also art sets. You may post your templates... whatever is important to you.
 
Survivors have a special beauty within them and it comes out in their art. I have been thinking for awhile that I want to make this group. I would like to see the beautiful art here that is made by survivors.
 
I only ask that you follow the polyvore community guidelines http://help.polyvore.com/entries/20927627
 
Other groups you may want to consider joining is "Silent no more" for those who have a inner child and need to give her/him a voice.... http://www.polyvore.com/silent_no_more/group.show?id=131839
 
or "The Sum of Us: A DID group"...
http://www.polyvore.com/sum_us_did_group/group.show?id=136894
 
Come on everyone!! Don't hesitate to join!! I want this to be full of beautiful art!! I want each of you to be a part of it!!

Wounded Healers

Wounded Healers

"Everyone is hurting, but Jesus is healing. Comforting us that we may comfort others."
This is a group for those in need of art therapy as they express emotions and the aftermath of abuses. This group exalts Jesus as the ultimate Healer and Friend, and provides a place to lend support as we pass through grief, healing, and coming to the place we can once again give life to others. This is a place for wounded people who desire to become healers. Art therapy can assist in that process.
 
If you have questions, feel free to ask one of the moderators.

CREATIVE WOMEN

CREATIVE WOMEN

This group is for women who are 50 or over. With age comes even more creativity. All kinds of sets are welcome. Please do not submit sets for marketing or advertising purposes! Please join if you are 50 or over.
 
For all of my groups links click here: http://www.polyvore.com/links_to_my_groups/collection?id=4001395

Beautiful People of Color!
http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/group.show?id=119434

The Moderator's Hub!:
http://www.polyvore.com/moderators_hub_join_you_want/group.show?id=187472

Fashion is Everything Group:
http://www.polyvore.com/fashion_is_everything/group.show?id=161243

I Don't Do Fashion I Am Fashion:
http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/group.show?id=162766

Simple but Never Plain: http://www.polyvore.com/plain_simple/group.show?id=167130

My Style:
http://www.polyvore.com/my_style/group.show?id=151682

Beauty Inside, Gorgeous Outside: http://www.polyvore.com/beauty_inside_gorgeous_outside/group.show?id=145360

●☯ Carpe Diem ☯●
http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/group.show?id=184835

Cosmic Free Spirits:
http://www.polyvore.com/cosmic_free_spirits/group.show?id=173961

Fashion My Way:
http://www.polyvore.com/fashion_my_way/group.show?id=185940

Glitter:
http://www.polyvore.com/my_face_isnt_very_chanel/group.show?id=143586

Every Girl's Dream:
http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/group.show?id=1592

Fashion Diva:
http://www.polyvore.com/fashion_diva/group.show?id=145125

Home is Where the Heart is:
http://www.polyvore.com/home_is_where_heart/group.show?id=152217

Dream Set:
http://www.polyvore.com/dream_sets/group.show?id=100007
 
The Best Polyvorians:
http://www.polyvore.com/best_polyvorians/group.show?id=131657

Secret Fashionista:
http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/group.show?id=161039

Make Fashion Easier:
http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/group.show?id=173507

Posh:
http://www.polyvore.com/posh/group.show?id=117657

Faces of Fashion:
http://www.polyvore.com/faces_fashion/group.show?id=178994

Sand & Sea:
http://www.polyvore.com/sand_sea/group.show?id=35690

Fabulous-Expressions: http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/group.show?id=182101

Top-Notch: http://www.polyvore.com/sitting_in_an_english_garden/group.show?id=149698
 
Hooked On Style: http://www.polyvore.com/hooked_on_style/group.show?id=170896
 
Babes in Polyland:
http://www.polyvore.com/couture_dolls/group.show?id=183581
 
Polyvore at it's BEST: http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/group.show?id=172179

Gowns Galore: http://www.polyvore.com/gowns_galore/group.show?id=168677

Chronic Pain Warriors

Chronic Pain Warriors

Due to the healing nature of this group, some sets will be offensive to some people. Therefore it is by application or invite only.
This group is for anyone suffering from chronic pain inside &/or out. Abuse, bullied, etc., Fibromyalgia, migraines, Chronic fatigue, depression, disc problems, sacroiliitis, endrometriosis, arthritis, insomnia, cervical dystonia just to name a few. Our goal is to evoke some healing with internal pain caused by some sort of abuse. It is also to support others who are in chronic physical pain. We will have some contests, but the focus will be on healing & supporting those with chronic pain.

CREATIVITY, ART & IMAGINATION

CREATIVITY, ART & IMAGINATION

Submit all that you want, enjoy the plcer of create your own style of sets, be yourself, print your soul, your mind, your crazy ideas in this group, just be you.

Artistic Layers

Artistic Layers

A group for poly-artists who strive for complexity and depth in their work by layering multiple images to create an entirely unique piece of art. For those with boundless creative vision who embrace and support true originality. No fashion sets, please.
 
Let's inspire each other, challenge each other, and most of all, let's have fun! :)

Not Victims. Survivors.

Not Victims. Survivors.

This is a group for people who have dealt with abuse. We welcome healing and expression through your sets, light or darker in theme. Main focus in contest will be art sets. We would like to keep this a safe place to express emotions and support each other through the healing journey.

Creative Sets

Creative Sets

Welcome! This is a group for fun, creative, colorful artsy sets! If you like more props than clothes, sometimes design the background before the outfit, love a riot of color in your sets...then this group is for YOU! We accept all types of sets (art, fashion, dolls, interior). We have weekly contests with a theme.
Rules: NO templates. No swearing, cigarettes, drugs, nudity or violence. First offense: reject the set. Second offense: reject the member

Adult Survivors of Abuse

Adult Survivors of Abuse

This group is for ADULTS dealing with issues of abuse (childhood and/or beyond). For that reason we have an application entry. We ask that you describe briefly your reason for joining the group. There are reasons for joining other than being a survivor. We welcome new members warmly and you will find support and acceptance.
 
BECAUSE OF THE SENSITIVITY AND CONTENT OF ARTWORK DEALING WITH ABUSE ISSUES, YOU MUST BE AT LEAST 16 YEARS OLD TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS GROUP.
 
Art therapy can help release or express feelings. For those dealing with dissociation, trauma art is welcome. This is a place to share our trauma and healing art.
 
Feel free to express yourselves. The only limitation is that we all try to avoid explicit images that might be construed as pornographic and endure the wrath of Polyvore. Nudity appears to be fine in the context of art, but displaying the male anatomy might be misinterpreted by outsiders. Using a metaphor is preferred. If you feel strongly that you must use a certain image, maybe try to cover most of it? It is possible that those of us with fragile emotions may "hear" a Polyvore reprimand as something devastating and we don't want that.

Along the lines of fragile emotions be supportive of members and encourage them to wait for their own answers. We want to provide insight to consider or to share our experience and hope. However we want to avoid giving interpretation on others sets or interjecting what they should believe.

CAUTION TO NEW MEMBERS:
A number of members have DID (extreme dissociation and amnesia for horrific childhood abuse). Their sets can be very graphic at times. While you do not all have to look at every other members set you may come across them when browsing. We work together to support each other so you might see messages about triggering and programming. If you feel that might be too intense for you, there is a group called Polyvore Art Therapy where members deal with intense emotions but not necessarily the intensity we do.

With regard to triggers: Due to the nature of abuse issues we have members who will possibly find themselves feeling triggered by certain images or word. We want every member to be responsible for keeping themselves safe. This may mean not looking at certain sets. Each of us has to be aware of our own limitations.
 
Welcome to the group! If you need help, please contact either me grace2244 or sunnys-system.
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