Each time I thought about attending the party, I felt like I was on the verge of a panic attack. An internal tug of war was taking place. I was doing it again. Once again, I allowed myself to be conflicted at the expectation and request of a loved one. I still struggled with saying […]
I lost my innocence to a cousin on a bedroom floor, raped repeatedly for years by my grandmothers husband and was touched inappropriately by an uncle all between the ages of 5 and 16.
“If I survived it, so can she!” Words I recently read in an article, the words of a mother responding to reports of her 14-year-old daughter being a victim of Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) “I just believed, if your mother knew and still left you, I figured I wasn’t compelled to do anything.” Words said […]