Who is a Survivor?

In this world, most of us are survivors of something. At RCCCNM, we use the word "survivor", rather than "victim", to describe someone who has survived sexual violence. However, we support the right of all people to choose how they identify. Some people choose to identify as a victim or a different term, and that's OK. We believe people when they self-identify as a survivor, victim, or any other word without questioning or doubting the experiences behind that choice.