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I Survived: A Marie Claire Exclusive

I'm defined by how I have chosen to live my life.

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Over the last two decades, 7 women from across the country have found meaning and purpose from their experiences surviving and recovering from mass shootings. From speaking about their experiences to groups and other survivors of mass violence to studying conflict resolution and advocating for more effective gun laws, these survivors are committed to using their traumatic experiences for good in the world.