Light…

Rest assured, it doesn’t matter how pure your thought, how genuine the heart, how sweet, kind and loving the act, there will ALWAYS be a few people that will judge, criticize tear you down verbally and be down right angry and even incite evil simply because they don’t understand… There is light, there is darkness […]

Living…

It’s been a crazy week of emotional highs and lows but God! Mother’s Day began with one sick child which resulted in an ER visit, after bringing that child home from the hospital, two days later having to rush the other child to the ER after a school accident, while all the time fighting my […]

IT’S NOT YOUR FAULT!

To every SURVIVOR of child sexual abuse KNOW this… IT IS NOT YOUR FAULT!!! Being taken advantage of sexually as a child WASN’T your fault then and it WASN’T/ISN’T your fault now!! A child CANNOT! and I repeat, A child CANNOT give consent to sex!! I know we often feel as if something we did […]

Revelations…

It’s amazing sometimes to discover some habits and practices we carried over into adulthood from our childhood. One such habit for me is my inability to sleep without waking at nights. Two occurrences in my childhood attributes to my being a very light sleeper today. I was a rather sound sleeper before these two incidents. […]

STAND!

Stand even when the odds are against you! Stand even through the fears! Stand even when they talk about you! Stand even when they don’t agree! Stand even when it’s difficult to breath! Stand, even if you stand alone! For what’s the alternative?! I sat through all the horrors! I sat through all the pains! […]

Family – Love Redefined…

When you decide to speak up about child sexual abuse, you will experience various reactions from various people. Survivors would like to believe ‘family’ will be the most supportive, but often times we experience the opposite. My experience was no different. Oprah once said “sometimes you have to divorce your family” I’m not sure who […]

I/We Speak…

What about the ones that came before us?! I saw a comment earlier that really pained my heart, it was from an elderly survivor of child sexual abuse. The comment was made on Facebook on a thread of exchanges from survivors and supporters alike, but this particular comment caused me to pause for a moment. […]