22 Apr 2015 1 Comment
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13 Apr 2015 2 Comments
The actions of this judge are morally reprehensible!
It’s high time that society take a stand and ask if this judge has his head stuck in the sand! This perpetrator should be put behind bars for the rest of his life.
08 Apr 2015 Leave a comment
Originally posted on Healing Beyond Survival:
When I attended a Darkness2Light workshop a couple of years ago to learn more about child abuse prevention, I never had any idea that the film they planned to show would have such a profound effect on me. Adult survivors who had been sexually abused as children shared their painful stories in this film, heartbreaking, all, but one of them had an especially strong impact on me. Marilyn Van Derbur–Miss America 1958. She had the same beautiful smile–the kind that lights up a room–that I remembered seeing on television when I was a kid. Moments after she began speaking about the abuse by her father, I felt myself trembling, relating to many of the aspects of her experience: She’d kept the shame and secret hidden behind cheerfulness; she had a mother who was aware of the abuse but turned a blind eye; and, she loved her father–just like me. What struck…
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06 Apr 2015 2 Comments