The Term Victim Shouldn’t Exist

I don’t know about any of you, but I think that the term victim needs to be erased and replaced with the term warrior. Victim and warrior can be considered the same depending on how you think about it. I guess you could say it’s like the glass half full or half empty notion.

I don’t blame people for using the word victim; we have been trained our whole lives to call people victims when something bad happens. When you hear the term victim it sounds like they are powerless when in reality no one is powerless.

Image Credit: © Kelsey Rein

Image Credit: ©Kelsey Rein


I used to think I was a victim of my car accident, but then I realized how strong I was when I didn't give up. I decided I hated being thought of as a victim and changed the way I spoke about myself.

Warriors are strong. Everyone has been through something hard in their life. Some people have made it through while others haven't. I think the people who didn't make it are more like fallen warriors than victims of circumstance because they tried to fight through and either couldn’t or weren’t given the chance to.

Even warriors have their days of complaining and “why me", I certainly do, but I get through the moment and keep going to the best of my ability.

I am here and I am doing my best to help change the perception about people with an invisible illness, mental health and anyone who can’t advocate for themselves.

We are all warriors and we need to start thinking that way and continue to Be Forever Strong.