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Shake the Shame. Share Your Beauty.

Reclaim Your Narrative. Reclaim Your Life.


Supporting Survivors of Sexual Violence, Mental Illness, and Trauma.

Anais Nin

"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”

Reclaim Your Narrative. Reclaim Your Life.

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Kintsukuroi (“the golden mend”) is a Japanese art that involves repairing broken pottery with gold lacquer and honoring the piece as more beautiful for having once been broken.


While a survivor of sexual violence, illness, or trauma is never broken, their worldview must often be rebuilt.


Survivors of trauma who visit this site are invited to recognize themselves in the light of Kintsukuroi, as unique individuals, human art if you will, who have rebuilt themselves as ever more beautiful.

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Corporal Clyde C. Brown, (left; 1941 USAF photo) is the great granduncle of I THRIVE's creator, Heather Curtis MD (right;  Acropolis Museum 2021).

Clyde is one of the 'Three Lost Aviator's of Pearl Harbor.' He and his peers Sergeant Henry C. Blackwell and Sgt. Warren D. Rasmussen were the first confirmed casualties of the December 7, 1941 attack.

I THRIVE's creator is the great grandniece of Corporal Clyde C. Brown. He and his peers Sgt. Henry C. Blackwell and Sgt.Warren D. Rasmussen were the first U.S. airmen shot down at Pearl Harbor by the Japanese. World War II continued as did racial barriers in the United States and beyond reinforced by the conflict.

I THRIVE supports equal rights and believes that all survivors deserve to heal.


The metaphor of Kintsukuroi was mindfully chosen by I THRIVE's creator to serve as both a symbol of her appreciation of eastern wisdom traditions and their role in her healing as well as a symbol of her family's commitment to truth, peace, inclusion, and the healing of a traumatized world. 

Check out our survivor resources in the tabs at the top of the page to learn more and stay tuned for the latest news and projects hosted by I THRIVE and the Kintsukuroi Project.

Serving Survivors of Sexual Violence, Mental Illness, & Trauma...

Dedicated to Truth, Peace, Inclusion, and the Healing of a Traumatized World. 

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Service. Advocacy. Community.
Check out the button below to take a peek at our work.

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2024 Suicide Prevention, Support, & Awareness

In honor of I THRIVE creator's community, I THRIVE will be focusing on Suicide Prevention, Support, & Awareness in addition to our efforts to support survivors of sexual violence, domestic violenceillness, and trauma

in 2024.


Consider donating to support our mission and upcoming projects and proposals HERE and in the meantime, stay tuned!

Shine Your Light


I THRIVE created this website and the Kintsukuroi Project to provide a platform for survivors of sexual violence, illness, and trauma to explore their identities outside of the label of 'survivor.'

I THRIVE additionally supports survivors by providing service, outreach, advocacy, and information to assist in healing. Check out the 'Recovery,' 'Offerings,' and 'Links & Resources' tabs at the top of the page to learn more!

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We Support Survivors of Sexual Violence, Mental Illness, and Trauma.


The mission of I THRIVE is to break down the social barriers and stigma associated with survivorship of sexual violence, illness, and trauma, to inspire post-traumatic growth and resilience, and to provide a platform for survivors to support one another in living a vital and meaningful life.


The vision of I THRIVE is to emphasize the beauty, strength, and humanity of survivors at all points of recovery. 

To view our full Mission and Vision, click here or hit the button below.


Through the exploration of self and survivor experience.

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Together, we thrive.

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All Survivors.

Any point of recovery.

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Check out the tabs above to explore I THRIVE and the Kintsukuroi Project's resources and offerings.


For all other inquiries, please contact I THRIVE at


This website makes no effort to support or advocate for any specific dogma, spiritual path, orientation, political or social agenda. We are not a source for legal advice.

The information shared on this website is for general information purposes only and is not intended to replace medical advice offered by healthcare professionals and physicians. If users have any personal questions regarding health, psychiatric, or psychological concerns, they are encouraged to contact a qualified health care provider for advice. All personal questions of the aforementioned nature posed to I THRIVE will be deferred.


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