We Need More Voices!

Over the course of the last 10 months I’ve had this recurring experience, each and every time I open my mouth and speak about Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) regardless of where I am and to whom I am speaking, I find that individual or person’s I’m addressing have experience this ordeal or, they know someone […]

FICKLED

Until you CHANGE your thinking, you will always recycle your experiences. (anonymous) On the days you feel most alone, those days you’re surrounded by many yet entrapped within the walls of your solitary existence are the days the repetitive acts of betrayal resurfaces forcing withdraw and isolation. Those days when emotions run wild, feeling, believing, […]

Pained

“A life lived in constant pain, suppressing hurts and misinterpreted shame is no life lived at all!” (LHR)   I hurt for you! I cry for you! My heart breaks and bleeds for you!   I wonder, how many people have died taking with them secrets that drove them to an early grave? Secrets that […]

I STILL STRUGGLE…

“I may not be where I want to be, but thank God I am not where I used to be.” – Joyce Meyer Merriam Webster Dictionary defines Self-Esteem as having respect for yourself and your abilities. The definition of Respect – a feeling of admiring someone or something that is good, valuable, important etc, or feeling or […]

I Wonder…

‘My father died not knowing his daughters were sexually abused as children’. I often wonder, had my dad known I/we were sexually violated, how different would my/our life’s be? Dad passed on April 2, 2017, and I’m unsure as to why I’ve been plagued with all these ‘I wonder’ questions since.  It pains me to my […]

Intervene…

Sexually abused children who aren’t believed or don’t receive help are more likely to have long-term problems with: *Trusting themselves and others *Self-confidence (due to unresolved guilt/shame) *Mild to serious mental health problems *Romantic/sexual relationships as an adolescent and adult *Increased vulnerability to future social trauma… Yet so many are still of the belief that […]