Survivors of child abuse and child Sexual abuse are a very special lot. We lived abuse as children and survived it. As a result, we deserve a place of recognition and honor. Are you an adult who survived child abuse or child sexual abuse? If so, email me and I will add you to the wall.
As for all of the survivors, you made it and lived to tell about it! This is a wonderful beginning to break the silence.
I am a survivor...
My abuse started when I was an infant and the abuse escalated to my teenage years, I endured heinous sexual and physical abuse at the hands of multiple parties.
You are a beautiful and courageous survivor.
I truly honor you and know that you are a true hero.
Thank you for sharing Tanya!
I would love to make your wall I just wrote a book called MY INNOCENCE LOST, my pen name is DAISY ANN RHODES. I wrote this book on my life story and had to get past the pain and live for today to be happy. I want others to heal and not live in a victim roll but be a survivor, I am now working with a charity to be the voice to speak out, so this is not silent anymore and so that its not taboo...No more secrets. www.stopsexualabuse.org. I have met many people, young and old men and women, who have shared their stories with me, who have not talked before and it makes me even stronger to yell and say we need to acknowledge this goes on in life.. people tell me they love that I am doing this, and after 45 years of pain I have healed to help others. No more secrets
Thank you Carrie. We are honored to have you join with us. Together we are stronger.
I'm a survivor of child abuse, child sexual abuse, incest, human trafficking and many other tragedies. I was abandoned by my biological mom and left with my biological father when I was only six months. My father re-married and my step mother took care of me as best as she could until that spring morning,when she left to work and left me with my dad. I was nine years old when my nightmare started. I was tortured, burned and raped until I was 14 years old.Today I am a restored woman who has overcome many challenges in life but is not willing to ever give up. Currently I am an advocate and founder of Incest Survivors United Voices of America. I have turned my pain and my past into something positive to help others. My mission in life is to fight for the protection and rights of every child around the world.
I am a survivor of incest, by the hands of my Step -father who violated me for many years. Starting at a very young age and stopping with the onset of menstruation. A pedophile by definition. I struggle daily with relationships, I disassociated most daily, am easily triggered, suffering from PTSD. I am a survivor, who is healing daily and becoming stronger everyday. I find courage by reaching out to those whom have only begun their healing, this is my passion and my reason for getting up each day and putting one foot in front of the other to be of service to my family of survivors. Peace~
Thank you Michele you are such a beautiful lady!
I Survived Sexual Abuse
I'm 17 years old..My step dad sexually abused me since I was 7 years old. I told my mom about the abuse in January. She promptly kicked him out of the house. Now we are going through the difficult and boring legal process. With therapy, medication, family, and friends, I am slowly but surely healing. When I grow up, in addition to being an actress, I want to help the voiceless find their voices.
Thank you Sarah for sharing your story and being the voice for many young girls who are still suffering in silence.
Hi, my name is Maria. I was sexually abused when I was 7/8 years old by a relative, that I had to see and deal with on a regular basis, until 3 years ago, at the same time keeping my abuse a secret. Had only told a couple of people in my late 30's, and was brushed off!! I am now 59 and still can't get it out of my head. I decided to go public and tell my story on Facebook, in May , 2013. After being hospitalized with a breakdown. Back then I just wanted to die! First time I actually spoke about the abuse was when I was 48 and first started going to therapy. The last 10 years have been hell for me. I suffer from PTSD and severe depression, I am always on/off medication and was just losing it. And I almost lost the love of my children. Then I saw a post on Facebook and realized I wasn't alone, there were so many other Survivors telling my story. So I decided to go public. Best decision I ever made in my life! For the first time I feel free, I am no longer ashamed or feel guilty. I am at Peace, finally!! But on the same note, I am still very angry and blame my perpetrator for the life I've lived, full of hurt, sadness and shame. I had to become someone else in order to cope , raise my children, and go on living. I am also a Survivor of domestic abuse, physical and emotional. There is so much more to my story! I just want to be in a good place and maybe help others to speak up as well. It really did set me free! I do realize that I will never fully recover from the abuse and the scars left in my soul. However, I also know I can live past the hurt, and look forward to a happier future. There is a light at the end of the tunnel! Peace and Love to All!
Thank you Maria for sharing your story. I applaud you for breaking the silence. Healing is not possible if we stay silent. You are not alone. (((HUGS)))
Tiara Stevens was raped by her father in their South Carolina trailer and authorities did nothing for 14 years.Fred Montgomery, 47, is confirmed to be the father – and grandfather – of the young boy
The child was born blind and albino. Ms Steven says she sometimes confuses herself over whether the boy is her son or her brother.
She was repeatedly raped by her father and gave birth to her own brother has hit out after her attacker was only jailed for a year. Tiara Stevens said 'she had waited 14 years for justice only to see her father’s sentence as a ‘slap in the face.’
An outraged Tiara said: ‘To wait 14 years and all a person gets is one year?
‘A pat on the back, telling them it’s okay to molest your daughter, impregnate her, and for her to have a child, a blind child? It’s ok?’
I commend you for your courage to come forward with your story. You are a very brave woman that I truly admire. You are not alone~ tears. A big hug from a survivor of incest. My love and respect for you and if you need to speak I'm here for you always. firstname.lastname@example.org
I remember in excruciating detail being sexually attacked when I was two years old. I remember every detail except the identity of the abuser and of course the moments after I blacked out. A year later, I was once again accosted by a pedophile who stalked me in my own home. My family never knew about what happened when I was two, and then denied the significance of the abduction and molestation that happened when I was three. By the time I was thirteen years old, I knew I had to write a book about it one day. I published a memoir describing how I handled the emotional pain in 2011. I think this site and many others that can be found on the Internet are a Godsend. What a blessing. They give voice to those who have nowhere else to turn. Jane Bozman author of CLUTCHING POOCHIE
Thank you Jane,
It's a great honor and blessing to know that you made it through the storms of child sexual abuse.Thank you for sharing your story of victory. You are no longer a victim...You are a victor.
My name is Debora Staiano, I am a survivor of 8 years of sexual and physical abuse. Growing up I had tried on many different labels and struggled with my sense of worth for years. After a breakdown, I had a breakthrough and decided to stand in my truth. I started a Survivors group for women and was asked to be a host on the radio talk show "Dr. Duffy" to speak on the subject of sexual abuse. I am constantly amazed at how liberating speaking our truth is. We must break through the silence, the shame and share our experience with others, this proves we are not alone and there is power in numbers. It took me a very long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not ever going to be silent.
With Love, Light & Gratitude
Thank you so much beautiful lady for your voice. I'm sure you will make a huge difference in someone's life. Keep speaking out and never ever be silent again. This is the only way that we can beat this horrifying crime. Good luck and please keep in touch. :)
We live in a world where innocents is robbed everyday and everyday someone turns their head. Those who turn their heads are just as guilty as those who rob a child of their innocents. I was sexually abused by my mother for years .At age ten I had already been sexually abused by to many to count. As a young teen I was sold into sex trafficking. I lived in a world where mercy was a strange word something as a child I was never given. Brutally beaten and starved as a young child I survived and through my horrors I grew into a young woman escaping my abusers,but never really dealing with it.If I could say anything it would be to tell others how important it is to find your voice.They may have taken your childhood,but you can keep them from taking your future.I was 35 when I begin to seek help after many suicide attempts and broken relationships. Recovery is hard work I won't lie but's it is worth the journey. The moment when you stand and realize how much worth you have and all they had sold you was lies is the moment you step into your on. Don't try to go at this alone seek out help from trust worthy people and a good therapist, know you did nothing wrong, you are wonderfully made and it does get better. Most importantly know you aren't alone and you are cared about. I care about you and many more survivors are out their waiting to take your hand.e live in a world where innocents is robbed everyday and everyday someone turns their head. Those who turn their heads are just as guilty as those who rob a child of their innocents. I was sexually abused by my mother for years .At age ten I had already been sexually abused by to many to count. As a young teen I was sold into sex trafficking. I lived in a world where mercy was a strange word something as a child I was never given. Brutally beaten and starved as a young child I survived and through my horrors I grew into a young woman escaping my abusers,but never really dealing with it.If I could say anything it would be to tell others how important it is to find your voice.They may have taken your childhood,but you can keep them from taking your future.I was 35 when I begin to seek help after many suicide attempts and broken relationships. Recovery is hard work I won't lie but's it is worth the journey. The moment when you stand and realize how much worth you have and all they had sold you was lies is the moment you step into your on. Don't try to go at this alone seek out help from trust worthy people and a good therapist, know you did nothing wrong, you are wonderfully made and it does get better. Most importantly know you aren't alone and you are cared about. I care about you and many more survivors are out their waiting to take your hand.
Thank you very much Malisia. Please continue to be a voice for many others who are still in the dark. (((HUGS)))
I am an incest survivor, at the hands of my father. He molested me from a very early age until I was in my early twenties. I was also physically abused and suffered from extreme poverty and neglect. I was born with a birth defect that caused my mother to shun and resent me. I am mildly autistic with Asperger's syndrome, which complicates and mimics my PTSD symptoms. I developed Multiple Personality Disorder, now known as Dissociate Identity Disorder Most days, some degree of struggle, is involved, I've started healing through writing my blog; aspergersthealien.blogspot.com I have a very caring, intelligent therapist that has me tremendously. I have estranged myself completely from my dysfunctional family. My dad died, a year ago. He admitted what he had done, and apologized. I forgave him. I freed myself. I am healing. The days aren't so dark anymore.Amy Cavanaugh Murphy
Thank you Amy for sharing your story of triumph over tragedy. Don't let anyone stop you from being a voice against child sexual abuse. We stand behind you... (((HUGS)))