There have been a surge of child sexual abuse stories coming forward over the past couple of years. Speaking tours are being booked and books are being written by survivors and this is good – very good. It’s important that these stories are told and that we not continue to allow the silence that has long surrounded this topic.
There is also a bit of a dilemma with this. The stories that get the attention are the stories of celebrities and people with the means to hire marketing and PR agencies to promote them. I will not take away from this – and I think it is amazing and wonderful and I am grateful for their presence…but here is the dilemma – they are not ‘everybody’.
Lately I have had a number of people come to me to tell their stories. I am always honoured when people feel comfortable sharing…
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