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 Hidden Me

My Story is so similar to the many that I see posted here on this site. My story begins at an early age at home, the abuse started early and went on for some time. When I was in my early twenties I came home from work to discover my cousin waiting out in the […]

Stop the Silence – Stop Child Sexual Abuse

LaQuisha Hall is a respected educational instructor, community service leader and eager to further efforts of promoting sexual abuse awareness internationally. After being sexually violated by a well-trusted pastor and family member starting at the age of 14, LaQuisha battled suicidal thoughts and attempts, low self-esteem and depression. Facing a seemingly lifetime of emotional scars, […]

My Kidnapping

by Michael I remember after I left the RTC that I was placed in, a staff worker’s friend took a particular interest in me. He always seemed to be interested in me and how I was doing. Seemed like a cool guy. Some of his proclivities always had my guard up. (I made the assumption […]

In My Town

by Keith S. My name is Keith S. I was abducted, beaten and raped by a stranger. It wasn’t a neighbor, a coach, a relative, a family friend or teacher. It was a recidivist pedophile predator who spent time in prison for previous sex crimes; an animal hunting for victims in the quiet suburbs of […]

A Little Dark Secret of My Life

by Juyuan Just wanted to share with anyone who is interested in my life… I don’t remember much of my childhood years, those were sad moments for my family and especially for me. During those years growing up in poverty, and at about age four someone new came along and became a member of my […]