Personal Stories

Within each victim of child sexual abuse there lies a story. It is a story that has severely impacted who we are today. We are family, friends, associates, employees, and our stories bring hope to those who are at every stage of their journey of recovery. So many of us have never told our story because we thought no one would believe us. Maybe we thought that it was our own fault that these vile events happened to us and that there isn't any point in reliving them. It is BECAUSE of these thoughts that we need to break the silence and share our experiences. From each other we will draw inspiration and courage and from that courage we will gain a voice that will be heard by other victims to inspire them on their journey to recovery. Sharing your story will not only help others; it will help you! . To read the entire story, simply click on its title

The Key Did Not Fit

My earliest memory of abuse is emotional abuse by a grandmother inside my own home. I was 3. And she was 60. She was the most hateful, cruel, and revengeful woman that ever walked the face of this earth. The abuse I recall occurred from age 3, to age 21. It makes me wonder if […]

Liberation

by Michael Liberation is a good word to describe what I felt. My life, my story, my depression, drug abuse, sex abuse, suicidal thoughts and attempts, everything just started flowing. Of course, there weren’t any tears as those dried up years ago but as the clinician asked me more about my life and RAD the […]

BarbaraJoy’s Story

I can’t remember when the sexual abuse began, but it was when I was a very young child, maybe as young as two or three. Incest by my grandfather was an unthinkable act of violence. I didn’t tell anybody because he told me not to. I was groomed until age eight when I decided I’d […]

A Broken Promise

I am confused as to why I feel the need to tell my story. I don’t have the terrible stories of abuse for years like some of the stories you read. I wasn’t beaten as a kid but I was a trusting child who believed there was no evil in the world and coming from […]

Not What You See

by Chuck D. Trying to think chronologically my mind wonders so, from memory to memory, feelings to feelings. I’ve no concept of time anymore. Time is what it is, it comes and goes. I just seem to happen in it. This story of mine, is it worth reading? I can’t tell you, I know I […]