I am Kokoro, and I am a survivor of relationship abuse.

Here, I share parts of my story as well as resources that helped me, and I hope that we can open up the dialogue to increase awareness, allow for others to share if they so choose, and exchange insight. Please remember that what you come across here is from me Рmy thoughts, my experiences, my ideas. Other survivors may share some similarities with me, but I cannot speak on behalf of anyone but myself, since we all have unique experiences and perspectives.

I am Japanese-Canadian – biracial, bilingual, and bicultural. Sometimes I’ll write in Japanese; if there is no English translation included, please feel free to request one…

Respectful comments, questions, and stories are welcome.